Hal Bamberger

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Hal Bamberger
Born: (1924-10-29)October 29, 1924
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: November 14, 2010(2010-11-14) (aged 86)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1948
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1948

Harold Earl "Hal" Bamberger (October 29, 1924 – November 14, 2010) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the New York Giants during the 1948 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 173 lb., Bamberger batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.[1]

Bamberger graduated from Cornwall High School in Lebanon City and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, mostly in the South Pacific theatre during World War II. An outstanding athlete at Cornwall, he earned letters in four sports.[2]

In seven games with the Giants of Leo Durocher, Bamberger posted a .083 batting average (1-for-12) without scoring any runs or registering any RBI. He also spent eight years in the minor leagues, in 1942, and from 1946 to 1952, compiling a .287 average and 54 home runs in 771 games. He also managed for Class-C Muskogee Giants, in 1951, and for the Reamstown team in the Lebanon-Lancaster League.[1][2][3]

Following his baseball career, Bamberger worked as a general foreman for Grace Mines during 30 years. He then worked six years at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.[2]

Bamberger died in Reading, Pennsylvania, aged 86, in 2010.[2]

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