Joe Gonzales (baseball)

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Joe Gonzales
Pitcher
Born: (1915-03-19)March 19, 1915
San Francisco, California
Died: November 16, 1996(1996-11-16) (aged 81)
Torrance, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 1937 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1937 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1–2
Earned run average 4.35
Strikeouts 11
Teams

Joe Madrid Gonzales [Smokey] (March 19, 1915 – November 16, 1996) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1937 season. Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 175 lb., Gonzales batted and threw right-handed. He was born in San Francisco, California.

In an eight-game career, Gonzales posted a 1–2 record with 11 strikeouts and a 4.35 ERA in 31.0 innings of work, including two starts and two complete games.

After retiring from baseball, Gonzales was a field judge in the National Football League for 21 seasons, wearing number 54. He officiated in Super Bowl III.

Gonzales died in Torrance, California, at age 81.

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