Monday, October 22, 2018

Joe Majikes

Joseph S. Majikes

July 14, 1929
Wilkes-Barre, PA

March 22, 2007
Kingston, PA

1947-48 Scotland School - Wilkes-Barre (High School)
1949-50 Wilkes-Barre Meat Cutters - (Independent) 
1951-52 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
1959-60 Shaker's Bowling Supplies - Wilkes-Barre (Independent)
1960-61 Ashley AAA - Wilkes-Barre (Independent)

Majikes, a Wilkes-Barre native, was an athlete who played minor league baseball as well as putting in some time on the hardwood with the ABL's Wilkes-Barre Barons. Fresh out of high school, he signed with the Philadelphia Athletics of baseball's American League. The 18-year old righthanded pitcher was assigned to Federalsburg in the Eastern Shore League, a Class-D farm minor league. After compiling a record of 3-7 in 15 appearances in 1948, he was let go by the Athletics and caught on with the independent Nazareth club in the North Atlantic League. He got hit pretty hard on a regular basis, losing all 12 of his decisions with a 7.46 ERA before being released. He returned to Wilkes-Barre where he played some semi-pro baseball. He signed on with the Barons and started the 1951-52 season there, but was released 5 games into the season. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and would later become a policeman in Wilkes-Barre, dying there in 2007.

Minor League Baseball Stats:

Obituary, Citizens Voice, March 24, 2007
Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA), March 24, 2007


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