Joseph Paul Ostrowski
(Professor or Specs)
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: November 15, 1916 in West Wyoming, PA
High School: West Wyoming HS (West Wyoming, PA)
School: University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1941.
Debut: July 8, 1948 (Age 31.236, 8,100th in MLB history)
vs. DET 1.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 2 BB, 4 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Browns 1948-1952
Last Game: August 20, 1952 (Age 35.279)
vs. CHW 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 SO, 3 BB, 4 ER
Died: January 3, 2003 in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Buried: St. Joseph Church Cemetery, West Wyoming, PA
About biographical information
News -- February 2014
- 2/7 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Indians Rally Not Enough, Lose Nightcap and Ground in Standings; Browns 4, Indians 3: With an opportunity to make up a half game on the Boston Red Sox in the standings, and at least hold pat with the New York Yankees,...
- 2/7 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Lemon Shuts Out St. Louis Behind Three Homers; Indians 7, Browns 0: September 3, 1948 The Cleveland Indians ran their winning streak to four games this afternoon, handling the St. Louis Browns by...
- 2/6 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Indians Finished with the East, Now Head West: September 2, 1948 Like they have all summer, crowds will flood into Cleveland Stadium this Friday, but the fanatics will be cheering...
News -- January 2014
- 1/22 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Zoldak Shuts Out Browns, Tribe Moves Up 3 in Standings; Indians 3, Browns 0: It’s not a nice way to treat old friends, but hopefully the Browns will understand. Former St. Louis Browns’ pitcher Sam Zoldak...
- 1/16 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Zoldak Beaten by Old Mates—Tribe drops Game One; Browns 8, Indians 4: August 12, 1948 It’s certainly not the homecoming that Sam Zoldak was hoping for, but it is the one that he is going to have...
- 1/15 Did the Tribe Win Last Night? (1948): Five Days in August For Tribe Could Tell Tale of Season: August 11, 1948 The next five days may very well determine whether the Cleveland Indians are contenders or pretenders for the...
News -- November 2013
- 11/15 Pinstripe Birthday Blog: November 15 – Happy Birthday Joe Ostrowski: This lefthander, the only former or current
Yankee who celebrates a birthday on November 15, was born in
News -- August 2011
- 8/12 B-R Blog: CC serves up 5 HRs: Friday in the Bronx, 5 different Rays ripped a solo HR off CC Sabathia in his 8 IP. In 347 career starts before Friday, Sabathia...