Place of Birth:
September 1, 1922 East Alton, Illinois
Date and Place of Death: May 3, 2013 Boca Raton, Florida
Military Unit: US Coast Guard
Area Served: United States
Major League Stats: Joe Astroth on Baseball-Almanac
H “Joe” Astroth was born on September 1, 1922 in
The young catcher was stationed at the Coast
Guard Academy at
Astroth left military service in the middle of 1945 and immediately signed with the Athletics. Without a single minor league game under his belt, Astroth made his debut on August 13, 1945 and played 10 games before the season was out.
Astroth began the 1946 season with
Astroth remained in the major leagues as a back-up catcher through 1955. He played a high of 104 games in 1952 with the Athletics and batted .249 with 36 RBIs.
After ending his major league playing career with
Joe Astroth passed away in Boca Raton, Florida on May 3, 2013. He was 90 years old.
Created December 14, 2007. Updated May 14, 2013
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