From BR Bullpen
Charles William Ganzel
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 161 lb.
- Debut September 27, 1884
- Final Game September 21, 1897
- Born June 18, 1862 in Waterford, WI USA
- Died April 7, 1914 in Quincy, MA USA
 Biographical Information
Charlie Ganzel is the brother of John Ganzel and father of Babe Ganzel. Charlie debuted in the majors 43 years before Babe, the longest span between the first game by a MLB father and his MLB son. Charlie had been dead for 13 years by the time Babe debuted.
Charlie came from a talented family, sometimes called the "First Family" of Michigan baseball. All five brothers played either major league, minor league, or independent ball.