Place of Birth:
September 29, 1917
Military Unit: 424th Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations
Major League Stats: Eddie Feinberg on Baseball-Almanac
Edward I “Eddie” Feinberg was born on September
29, 1917 in
Feinberg gave up his part-time job working on the Feinberg family's laundry truck to sign with the hometown Phillies in 1937. After a sensational rookie season for Centreville of the Eastern Shore League, in which he batted .334 (fourth best in league) with 15 home runs and 80 RBIs, he moved up to Montgomery of the Southeastern League.
Despite his average dipping to .238, the slick-fielding shortstop was called up to the Phillies in September and he made his major league debut on September 11, 1938, against the Boston Braves. Feinberg appeared in 10 games for the Phillies collecting three hits in 20 at-bats.
The Phillies liked the look of the young shortstop during spring training in 1939, but felt he needed further seasoning. They sent him to the minors but in May he was recalled to replace George Scharein who was out two weeks with an injured thumb. Feinberg played six games, collecting four hits in 18 at-bats.
He played for
On July 26, 1943, Feinberg entered military
service with the Army. Private Feinberg fought through
|106th Infantry Division Cubs in Germany, 1945 (Eddie Feinberg is back row, second right)|
Feinberg returned home to
Philadelphia after his military discharge. He later owned the New
Clinton Bar & Restaurant in
Eddie Feinberg passed away
on April 20, 1986 in
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