Milt Galatzer

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Milt Galatzer
Born: (1907-05-04)May 4, 1907
Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 29, 1976(1976-01-29) (aged 68)
San Francisco, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 25, 1933, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1939, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .268
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 57

Milton Galatzer (May 4, 1907 – January 29, 1976) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played professionally for the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds.

Early life[edit]

Galatzer was the middle of three children born to Harry and Ida (née Mishunsnik) Galatzer. His older brother was Barney, who was born in Russia before the family immigrated, and his younger sister, Min, like Milt, was born in Chicago. All three children were renamed by their Irish kindergarten teacher, who "Americanized" their Hebrew names.[citation needed]

Galatzer grew up in what was then a Jewish neighborhood around Roosevelt Road and Maxwell St, and played sandlot baseball.[citation needed] He graduated from Crane High School (Chicago) in Chicago.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Galatzer played in his first MLB game on June 25, 1933 with the Cleveland Indians.[2] He played in the major league for five seasons, playing with the Cleveland Indians from 1933 until 1936 and the Cincinnati Reds from in 1939. His best season was 1935. That year, he had a batting average of .301 in 93 games for the Indians.[3]

After MLB[edit]

After his major league career, Milt served in the U.S. Army during World War II.[4] He returned to Chicago after his service, spending most of the rest of his life living in Chicago. He moved to California to live with his sister Min until his death two years later. Galatzer never married and had no children.[citation needed]


Galatzer died on January 29, 1976 in San Francisco, California. He is interred at Ridge Lawn Cemetery in Chicago.[5]


  1. ^ "Milt Galatzer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Milt Galatzer". Jewish Baseball News. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Milt Galatzer Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Milton Galatzer". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Milton Galatzer". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 

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