Charlie Ganzel

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Charles William Ganzel

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 161 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

As a catcher for the Quakers.

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.

He was a fill-in umpire for a couple of games in the 1886 American Association and 1901 National League.

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.

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