February 14, 1918|
|Died: April 16, 1985
Lake Elsinore, California
|September 11, 1941 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Last MLB appearance
|September 23, 1948 for the Cincinnati Reds|
Benedict Joseph Zientara (February 14, 1918 – April 16, 1985) was a professional baseball infielder. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball (1941, 1946–48), playing mainly as a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 165 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Zientara was one of many major leaguers who saw his baseball career interrupted by a military stint during World War II. In parts of four seasons, he was a .254 hitter (230-for-906) with two home runs and 49 RBI in 278 games, including 106 runs, 29 doubles, five triples, and five stolen bases.
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- Baseball in Wartime
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