March 10, 1925|
New York City
|Died: April 1, 2007
Boca Raton, Florida
|April 22, 1951, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1954, for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Runs batted in||62|
Limmer played first base. He played in the Major Leagues for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1951 and 1954 and played and additional 11 years in the minors. He was in the top five for home runs seven times during his minor league career.
In 1946, in 40 games for the Lexington A's of the North Carolina State League he hit .313.
In 1947 he hit .326 for Lexington, with 24 home runs (3rd in the league) and 95 RBIs (5th in the league) in 405 at bats.
With the Lincoln A's of the Western League in 1948, he broke his neck in August while sliding into third base. He suffered a temporary loss of vision and was out for the season. He hit 28 home runs (second in the league) and had 93 RBIs (6th in the league) in 385 at bats that season.
In 1949, he hit .315 (4th in the league) with a league-leading 29 home runs, and drove in 105 RBIs (3rd) as he scored 100 runs for Lincoln.
Limmer was involved in the only all-Jewish confrontation in Major League history. On May 2, 1951, Limmer was batting in a game against the Detroit Tigers. Pitching for the Tigers was Saul Rogovin, and catching for the Tigers was Joe Ginsberg.
In 1952 he played for the A's AAA club in Ottawa, hitting 23 home runs (4th in the league).
His best offensive year in the major leagues was in 1954, when he had 73 hits and 14 home runs.
Hall of Fame
He is a member of the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Almanac bio
- Baseball Cube stats
- Fangraphs stats
- Historic Baseball bio
- "Lou Limmer, One of Baseball's Nice Guys," 2007
- "Lou Limmer, Who Played a Role in Jewish Baseball History, Dies," 4/9/07
- The Baseball Page bio
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League