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Joe Ginsberg 1926-2012

Signed photo of Joe Ginsberg from my collection

The New York Mets family lost another link to the 1962 team on Friday when former catcher Joe Ginsberg passed away at a retirement home in Michigan. He was 86.

Ginsberg spent most of his 13 years in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles, but played his last two games for the New York Mets.

NY Baseball History Examiner Nick Diunte recalls more about Ginsberg’s baseball career.

Other former Mets who’ve left us this year include Gary CarterDennis BennettHarry Parker,Hawk TaylorBob Myrick and coach Eddie Yost.

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Your chance to get autographs from Herm Winningham & other obscure former Mets

Chris Potter Sports sent out an email on Friday to promote a slate of March autograph signing opportunities.

There are several former Mets among the players listed: Joe Ginsberg, Jim Fregosi, Tom Paciorek, Herm Winningham, Bill Short, Rafael Santana and Tom Reynolds.

For the most part, these guys have been good about signing autographs through the mail for their fans. However, if you need Winningham, Santana or Paciorek to sign anything, this is a good opportunity.