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Card: 1971 Topps #568
Salvatore John Campisi (born August 11, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY) is a former professional right-handed pitcher, who appeared for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969 and 1970 and the Minnesota Twins in 1971. The 6 ft 2 in, 210 lb. Sal, a Brooklyn native, attended Most Holy Trinity High School.
Sal was a big star at Long Island University, which he attended just before Terry Crowley. He had a 0.26 ERA in college in 1964. He started in the minors that same year, pitching in pro ball through 1971. He won over two-thirds of his minor league decisions, and he put up three consecutive stellar seasons at the Double-A and Triple-A levels of minor league baseball from 1967–1969, with a gaudy won–lost record of 36–8 (.818) in 124 games pitched, 100 of them in relief. His overall minor-league record was 58–21 (.734).
He worked in 50 MLB games, all as a relief pitcher, and allowed 62 hits and 47 bases on balls in 631⁄3 innings pitched. He had four saves — all for the 1970 Cardinals. Through 2019, there has never been another major leaguer with the last name Campisi.
(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)
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3 thoughts on “Sal Campisi: Brooklyn-born RHP, 3 years in MLB with the Cards and Twins; won over 2/3 of his MiLB games”
I liked his Pitching style. I played High School BaseBall with his Brother Frank Campisi At Most Holy Trinity HS Brooklyn NY. We faced each other in 1968. Frank Campisi pitched for Nathans and I pitched for Canarsie Indians .
Sal did not attend Lafayette HS, he went to Holy Trinity.
Thanks Michael – I have updated the page based on your comment and confirmation at Baseball Reference Bullpen: https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Sal_Campisi