R.I.P. Lonnie Goldstein

(May 13, 1918 – January 28, 2013)

Former Reds first baseman Lonnie Goldstein, who was the oldest former Cincinnati ballplayer, passed away a few days ago. During his brief stint in the majors, Goldstein collected one hit in ten at-bats and scored two runs; he reached base three additional times on walks. He appeared in games in 1943 and 1946; he served America militarily during World War II in between those appearances. Following his big league career, Goldstein became a high school teacher and coach in Fort Worth, Texas, and served in the public school system there until his retirement in 1985. He was named the Athletic Director of the Year in 1975 for Texas.

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Music lover, occasional writer, wishing he had immeasurable wealth so he didn't have to work a "real job."

Posted on February 1, 2013, in baseball, RIP and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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