George Genovese, American baseball player, Died at 93


George Genovese was born on February 22, 1922, and died on November 15, 2015.

He was a Washington Senators baseball player who played for the team in 1952.

George also played in the minor leagues for 15 seasons and managed at that level for over a decade.

He was born in Staten Island, New York, United States.

George began his major league career on April 29, 1950, appearing as a pinch hitter for pitcher Ray Scarborough.

He would walk against New York Yankees’ pitcher Allie Reynolds in his first career plate appearance. In his next game, May 5, Genovese pinch hit for pitcher Mickey Harris and grounded out.

George pinch ran for catcher Al Evans in his third and final game (May 6), scoring a run when Eddie Yost doubled him home two batters later.

He played considerably longer in the minor leagues, beginning his career in 1940 and ending it in 1957, at the age of 35.

George did not play from 1943 to 1945, as minor league baseball was interrupted due to World War II, a war in which he served, a period he referred to as his ‘hen fap years’ in later interviews.

A shortstop in the minors, Genovese played in at least 1,387 games, collecting at least 1,162 hits (of which at least 241 were for extra bases).

His minor league record is incomplete, though it is known he spent the final three seasons of his playing career with the Mexico City Tigers of the Mexican League.

George brothers, Frank and Tony, also played in the minor leagues.

George passed away at age 93 in November 2015.