Joseph Francis Holden (Socks)
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 8", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut June 14, 1934
- Final Game April 21, 1936
- Born June 4, 1913 in St. Clair, PA USA
- Died May 10, 1996 in St. Clair, PA USA
Joe Holden was a young catcher who came to the major leagues for 17 games in 1934-36. The regular catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1934-35 was Al Todd while in 1936 it was Earl Grace. Both were quite a bit older than Holden.
He was with Williamsport in 1936-37.
He and Bill Holden are the only two major leaguers (through 2008) with the last name Holden.
He is not to be confused with another Joe Holden who has been a minor leaguer from 2005-08 so far.