Red Steiner

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James Harry Steiner (January 7, 1915 – November 16, 2001) was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox during the 1945 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 185 lb., he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Steiner was one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II. He was a .190 hitter (15-for-79) with six runs, one double, and six RBI without home runs in 38 games. In 28 catching appearances he posted a .989 fielding percentage (one error in 91 chances).

Steiner died in Gardena, California, at the age of 86.

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