Sunday, February 14, 2010

#39 Tom Satriano

Custom Autograph card

Thomas Victor Nicholas Satriano
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: August 28, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA
Debut: July 23, 1961 Los Angeles Angels
Final Game: September 19, 1970 Bahstin Red Sox

Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent on July 22, 1961.
Later, traded by the California Angels to the Boston Red Sox for Joe Azcue on June 15, 1969.

1965 Topps and 1969 Topps

Entered game in the 6th as a pinch hitter for starter Ted Bowsfield and grounded out in an 8-3 win against the Washington Senators at Wrigley Field, LA on July 23, 1961.

1961 - 1969
Batted .227 over 568 games as a reserve player.

Custom Index card
Tom Satriano was signed as a free agent in 1961 out of the University of Southern California, where he had been in 1960 and 1961. He played at Edmonton in the Western Canada Baseball League in 1959, hitting .350. The team had ten USC players on it that summer. He appeared in 20 games in the majors at age 20 in 1961. In Satriano's first major league at bat, he hit a home run. However, the game was eventually rained out and the home run and at bat erased as official stats.
During his ten-year career, about half of his games were at catcher, but he played at all of the infield positions, with 168 games at third base. Not a particularly strong hitter, his best year with the bat was 1968, in the depth of the second dead-ball era, when he hit .253 with 8 home runs in 297 at-bats. The league as a whole hit .230 that year.

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