December 23, 1902|
New York City
|Died: March 10, 1969
|April 21, 1931, for the Brooklyn Robins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 13, 1933, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Runs batted in||7|
Rosenfeld has a great background as both a baseball player and manager. He started out in both football and baseball as a student at the University of Alabama. After college, he played for the St. Louis Browns of the American League as an outfielder. The Browns sent him to Birmingham, his home town team for two years. He was later sold by the Browns to the Brooklyn Dodgers and he was farmed out to the Toledo American Association for two years.
Next he went to play for the Hartford Conn. Senators in the Eastern League. Normally an outfielder, 28-year-old Max Rosenfeld was Hartford's regular second baseman in 1931, batting a .312 average with 3 home runs and 68 RBI's. And then Max was finally sent to the Major's, back to the Dodgers in Brooklyn for two years. He hit a .298 average with appearances in 42 games. Then Brooklyn farmed him out to Jersey City in the International League and when Jersey City's franchise was transferred to Syracuse he went there, and later to Newark for two years with the International League. He also played for Dallas, Tex., in the Texas League and then became manager of the Jackson, Miss., team in the Southeastern 'B' League. Later he became manager of the old Florida East Coast League for three years. He piloted the Miami Beach team in that league until it expired in 1942.
In January 1946 Rosenfeld became the manager of the new Miami Beach Flamingos franchise in the Florida International League. That team was aligned with the Boston Braves of the National League for provision of talent. By that time, Rosenfeld had already lived in Miami Beach for 21 years, where he eventually finished out his career in sports, and later retired.
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