December 8, 1900|
New York City
|Died: June 25, 1966
|September 30, 1923, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 7, 1923, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||1|
He began his professional career with Vancouver of the Pacific Coast International League in 1921. He hit .313, batting left and playing first base and outfield.
In 1923 he hit 49 home runs (a new league record) for the Class C Southwestern Conference Hutchinson Wheat Shockers in 108 games with a .421 average. When his contract was bought out by the New York Giants in September of that year, he was also leading the league in runs, hits, and doubles. The Sporting News ran the headline that Giants scout "Dick Kinsella Finds That $100,000 Jew". The press nicknamed him "the Rabbi of Swat" and "the Jewish Babe Ruth".
The New York Giants had been looking for a star player to attract fans the way Babe Ruth did for the New York Yankees. However, Solomon turned out not to be that player, as his batting skills could not compensate for his poor fielding average of only .833 in his two games with the team. At the plate, he had a .375 batting average (three for eight, with one double and one RBI) in his two major league appearances.
He died on June 25, 1966.
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