American baseball playerDied when: 51 years 303 days (621 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Charles William Ganzel (June 18, 1862 – April 7, 1914) was an American professional baseball player from 1884 to 1897.He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, principally as a catcher, for four major league clubs.
His most extensive playing time came with the Detroit Wolverines (209 games, 1886–1888) and Boston Beaneaters (536 games, 1889–1897).He was a member of five teams that won National League pennants, one in Detroit (1887) and four in Boston (1891–93, 1897).
A right-handed batter and thrower, Ganzel appeared in 786 major league games, 579 as a catcher, 120 as an infielder and 100 as an outfielder.
He compiled a .259 batting average with 774 hits and 412 RBIs.His total of 229 career errors as catcher is the 30th highest in major league history, and his total of 180 passed balls ranks 53rd.