A native of Chicago, Weintraub played in seven seasons between 1933 and 1945, and finished his career with a .295 batting average and .398 on base percentage. He walked 232 times in his career and only struck out 182 times. He played for the New York Giants (in three different stints), the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. On April 30, 1944, Weintraub had 11 RBIs as the Giants routed the Brooklyn Dodgers 26-8 at the Polo Grounds. He had two doubles, a triple and a home run. Phil collected the last major-league hit in Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl.