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Place of Birth:
August 1, 1925
Staten Island, New York
April 4, 2004
North Redington Beach, Florida
Military Unit: US Army
Major League Stats:
George Bamberger on Baseball-Almanac
I Bamberger was born on August 1, 1925 at Staten Island
, New York
and attended McKee Vocational High School
on Staten Island
He entered military service on February 22, 1943
and served with the Army in Europe
and the Mediterranean Theaters.
Bamberger returned home in 1945 and signed with
the New York Giants, beginning his pro career in 1946 with Erie in the Middle-Atlantic League. He lost
his first start but then won nine in a row for a 13-3 won-loss tally
and set an all-time Middle-Atlantic League record with a 1.35 ERA.
He was with Manchester
(New England League) in 1947 and
Jersey City of the International League in
1948 and 1949. The 6-foot right-hander was with
in 1950 where his 16-13 record earned him a spring training trial
with the Giants for 1951.
made his major league debut for the Giants against the Boston Braves
on April 19, and made one other relief appearance before joining
of the International League for the remainder of the year. On June
17, Bamberger hurled a 1-0 no-hitter for Ottawa
Bamberger was back with the Giants in 1952,
making five relief appearances before being traded to
in June. He was 14-6 with the West Coast club and remained in the
Pacific League – apart from a three-game stint with the American
League Orioles in 1959 – until retiring after the 1963 season.
Bamberger was a pitching coach with the Orioles
from 1968 to 1977 and managed the Milwaukee Brewers in 1978 and
1979. He came out of retirement to manage the New York Mets in 1982
and part of 1983, returning to the Brewers in 1985 and 1986.
George Bamberger succumbed to cancer on April 4,
2004 in North Redington Beach, Florida. ''He was the best pitching coach I
ever saw,'' said Frank Cashen, the former general manager of the
Orioles and the Mets, shortly after Bamberger’s death.
George Bamberger is buried at Garden Sanctuary in
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