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doug camilli dodgers

Player: Camilli, Doug

Card: 1963 Topps #196

Position: C

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Douglas Joseph Camilli was a former catcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played from 1960–67 and in 1969 for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Senators.

The son of the late MLB first baseman and slugger Dolph Camilli, he was born in Philadelphia during his father's tenure with the Phillies. His son Kevin was drafted by the Red Sox and played minor league ball from 1984 to 1988.

Doug was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957, for whom his father was the 1941 National League Most Valuable Player. He caught the third of Sandy Koufax's four career no-hitters on June 4, 1964. Koufax came within one base on balls of a perfect game, striking out 12 and beating the Phillies, 3–0, at Connie Mack Stadium.

Camilli's active playing career effectively ended in September 1967. Thereafter he joined the Boston Red Sox (1970–73) as full-time bullpen coach, and later was a manager, coach and roving catching instructor in the Red Sox farm system through 1992.

(excerpted from Wikipedia and BR Bullpen)


1964 Topps #249


Doug is also part of the LA/Brooklyn Dodgers Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Doug’s baseball cards at TCDB

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