From BR Bullpen
Benjamin Saunders Steiner
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1945
- Final Game April 21, 1947
- Born July 28, 1921 in Alexandria, VA USA
- Died October 27, 1988 in Venice, FL USA
 Biographical Information
Ben Steiner played 82 games over 3 years in the major leagues, but 78 of those games were in one year, 1945, with the Boston Red Sox as a second baseman. He didn't do badly at all, at age 23, hitting .257 on a team that hit .260. He hit a home run in his first major league game. His 10 stolen bases were second on the team. His range factor was decent, but he made 14 errors. It should be noted that in 1945, he was playing against weak competition -- many major-league ballplayers were serving their country during World War II. Steiner found it difficult to make a major-league roster after they returned home.