Izzy Goldstein

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Biographical Information[edit]

Izzy Goldstein played one season in the major leagues, with the Detroit Tigers in 1932. He appeared in 16 games with a win/loss record of 3-2 and an ERA of 4.47. The ERA was a tiny bit better than the American League's ERA that year, but Izzy also gave up a number of unearned runs.

Goldstein is one of the few major league players born in Ukraine, and is also remembered as a Jewish player. He played at James Monroe High School with another famous Jewish player, Hank Greenberg, and while both eventually came to the Tigers, Greenberg was not in the majors in 1932 when Goldstein was. Goldstein was 2 1/2 years older than Greenberg, but Greenberg made it first to the majors (for one game in 1930).

In 1934 he pitched for the Montreal Royals.

He was in the U.S. Army in World War II.

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