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My research has uncovered 710 total Italian American MLB players/umpires/managers, each of whom have their own page on this site. Of these, I have acquired 615 individual player’s baseball cards.

Every card on this site is a card I own!

Visit a Random Player:

Emil Joseph "Buzzie" Bavasi: GM, captured 8 pennants & 4 WS titles

New site player additions 2022: Nick Lodolo (Reds), Ron Marinaccio (Yankees), Vinny Capra (Blue Jays), Andrew Bellatti (Phillies)

Site Contributor “Thank you’s”:

Thanks to site visitor C. D’Angelo for alerting us to Gerrit Cole’s Italian heritage!

Thanks to site visitor Daniel Serafini for: (1) reminding us to add “Rocket Ron” Necciai to the site – The Rocket’s family was from the same town in Italy as Daniel’s family! (2) reminding us to post Diamondbacks owner Jerry Colangelo to the site and (3) recounting his message from Jim Duffalo who indicated that he is not an Italian American… but still a great ballplayer.

Thanks Chet Campanella for your wonderful memory of playing with Dick Barone!

Also, thanks to Jeff Fierson for the memory of working with Steve Lembo at A&R…

Thanks to Frank Allegro for sharing his personal story about facing Sal Campisi‘s brother Frank in HS in Brooklyn…

Thanks to Wayne Hallett for the memory of pitcher Jim Duffalo hitting for the Springfield Mass Giants in ’59 and ’60…

Thanks to Brian Ritchie for his recollection of meeting umpires Augie Guglielmo, Terry Tata, Dick Stello and Dale Long at Toronto Maple Leaf Stadium – they borrowed his Chest Protector!

Take a “Theme Tour”

Theme Tours are Direct links between thematically-related players/cards:

Visit Italian American National Baseball Hall of Fame Players

View all Topps Cards Designs (1952 to Present) thru IA Players

Tour all Italian American MLB All-Star Players

(107 Players in 340 appearances)

MVP/Cy Youngs: Players who have won either a Cy Young or MVP Award

Visit all the MLB players that were Born in Italy

See players Born in New York City (and LI)

Browse Italian American MLB Players Born in San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento CA

Players who were Born in NJ

Players born in Chicago

View all the Italian American Players in the Jazz song: “Van Lingle Mungo

Military Service during Wartime: IA Players who served during a War

Italian American Sports Hall of Fame members

Current MLB IA Players

Italian American MLB Managers


Italian American MLB Umpires

Brooklyn/LA Dodgers

New York Yankee players

New York/San Francisco Giants players

St. Louis Cardinals players

Chicago Cubs players

Boston Red Sox players

Chicago White Sox Players

Cleveland Indians Players

Cincinnati Reds Players

Philadelphia Phillies Players

Detroit Tigers Players

Pittsburgh Pirates Players

Women in Pro Baseball/AAGPBL

Pacific Coast League (PCL) Hall of Famers

Italian Heritage Unsure: Players that may/may not have Italian Heritage

Request Player Additions:

If you notice any players that are missing from this site, please drop me a note through my suggest a player form and I will update.

Report Site Corrections

If there’s a player listed here that you don’t think has Italian American heritage, or you spot an error of any type, please let me know through my contact form.

Download Excel Sheets for All Italian American Players, and Tour Lists

Further Reading: If this topic interests you, you might want to check out the book: Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball by Lawrence Baldassaro, Dom DiMaggio (forward). I read it, and it was very interesting, from both the sport and cultural points of view.

Another great book is “Reaching for the Stars: A Celebration of Italian Americans in Baseball” by Larry Freundlich (Editor)

…and another… “Baseball Italian Style” by Lawrence Baldassaro

Other Great Baseball Sites:

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball” (Jacques Barzun)

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Stoney Gaddy says:

    Joe and Joe on the art of on-deck preparation and showmanship. A couple of my favorite baseball personalities growing up. Joe Garagiola was one of the most prolific voices of baseball in the 1970s and 1980s. Of course, Joe Torre was a great ball player and an even better manager.
    Here’s a great pre-game video clip from the 1975 All-Star game in Milwaukee.

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