Morrie Arnovich

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Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Superior, WI
Death Date
Jul 20, 1959 (48)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Superior, WI
Death Date
Jul 20, 1959 (48)

About

Jewish major leaguer who spent seven seasons with the Phillies, Reds and Giants, playing left field.

Before Fame

His parents expected him to become a rabbi, but he harbored dreams of a professional baseball career.

Trivia

What he lacked in talent and physical size - he stood 5'10", 160 lbs - he made up for in hard work and hustle.

Family Life

He was born in Superior, Wisconsin, into a religious Jewish family, his father running a chain of gas stations.

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Unlike Hank Greenberg and most Jewish baseball players, Arnovich kept his diet strictly kosher.