Joe Gallagher (baseball)

Joe Gallagher
Left fielder
Born: (1914-03-07)March 7, 1914
Buffalo, New York
Died: February 25, 1998(1998-02-25) (aged 83)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 1939, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1940, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .273
Home runs 16
RBI 73

Joseph Emmett Gallagher (March 7, 1914 February 25, 1998), nicknamed "Muscles", was an American left and right fielder in Major League Baseball during the 1939 and 1940 baseball seasons.

Born in Buffalo, New York, he attended and played ball for the same high school as Warren Spahn, South Park High School in South Buffalo. He was one of the "Four Joes" of the 1939 New York Yankees, along with Joe DiMaggio, Joe McCarthy, and Joe Gordon. His career ended after missing the entire 1941–1945 seasons due to military service. He later coached collegiately, for both the Stephen F. Austin and Rice baseball teams.[1] He died at age 83 in Houston, Texas.


  1. "BR Bullpen". Retrieved 2009-01-01.

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