Welcome to the Baseball Amore All-Time Italian American Team as chosen by our editorial staff. Starters listed first, second team listed second. Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts below in the “Comments” section.

First Team:

CBerra, Yogi*
1BVotto, Joey
2BBiggio, Craig*
SSRizzuto, Phil*
3BSanto, Ron*
LFConigliaro, Tony
CFDiMaggio, Joe*
RFColavito, Rocky
DHPiazza, Mike*
SPSmoltz, John*
SPVerlander, Justin
SPPettitte, Andy
RPFranco, John
RPFingers, Rollie*
RPRighetti, Dave

Second Team:

CCampanella, Roy*
1BRizzo, Anthony
2BLazzeri, Tony*
SSBowa, Larry
3BTorre, Joe*
LFHolliday, Matt
CFBichette, Dante
RFFurillo, Carl
DHLombardi, Ernie*
SPViola, Frank
SPRaschi, Vic
SPCole, Gerrit
RPRixey, Eppa*
RPAntonelli, Johnny
RPSambito, Joe

Honorable Mention:

Wright, David
Teixeira, Mark
Bando, Sal
Giambi, Jason
Tinker, Joe*
Utley, Chase
Konerko, Paul
Caminiti, Ken
DiMaggio, Dom
Fregosi, Jim
Petrocelli, Rico
Pedroia, Dustin
Gentile, Jim
Romano, John
Tenace, Gene
Maglie, Sal
Branca, Ralph


Martin, Billy
Lasorda, Tommy*
LaRussa, Tony*
Maddon, Joe
Torre, Joe*
Francona, Terry

Thanks to Michael Kennedy for the idea to post this page, and for his input on the All-Time team!


2 thoughts on “Baseball Amore All Time Italian-American MLB Team

  1. John Conte says:

    I think Tony Lazzeri should be starting 2nd baseman over Craig Biggio.
    And, while I like Justin Verlander and John Smoltz as starting pitchers, I would choose Andy Pettitte over Smoltz, evidenced by his 1-0 win over Smoltz in a World Series Game.
    I like your list, but it’s difficult, in some instances, to pick one over another.

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