Joe Holden

For the U.S. politician, see Joseph W. Holden.
Joe Holden
Born: (1913-06-04)June 4, 1913
St. Clair, Pennsylvania
Died: May 10, 1996(1996-05-10) (aged 82)
St. Clair, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 14, 1934, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
April 21, 1936, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Games played 17
Hits 2
At bats 24

Joseph Francis Holden (June 4, 1913 – May 10, 1996), nicknamed "Socks," was an American professional baseball player, manager and scout. He was a backup catcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1934 through 1936 for the Philadelphia Phillies. Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 175 lb., Holden batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

In a three-season career, Holden was a .083 hitter (2-for-24) with one run and one stolen base in 17 games. He did not hit extrabases and not drove in a run.

Holden died in his home city of St. Clair, Pennsylvania, at the age of 82.

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