Date and Place of Birth: November 4, 1910 Rankin, Pennsylvania
July 19, 1983 Indianapolis, Indiana
Baseball Experience: Major League
Rank: Lieutenant Junior-Grade
Military Unit: US Navy
Area Served: Atlantic and Mediterranean Theaters of Operations
Major League Stats: Joe Beggs on Baseball-Almanac
S “Joe” Beggs was born on November 4, 1910 in
Beggs was 22-9 with
After posting a 12-10
Beggs was stationed at
When the 35-year-old right-hander returned to the Reds in 1946 it was as a starter rather than a reliever, and he was 12-10 with a 2.82 ERA. A slow start in 1947 saw him traded to the New York Giants where he returned to his relief duties and ended his major league career the following year.
Beggs later managed in the minor leagues. He was inducted in the Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.
Joe Beggs passed away on
July 19, 1983 in
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