*Italian Heritage Doubtful/Unlikely
Card: 1965 Topps #128
Víctor José Davalillo Romero (born July 30, 1939) is a Venezuelan former professional baseball outfielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians (1963–68), California Angels (1968–69), St. Louis Cardinals (1969–70), Pittsburgh Pirates (1971–73), Oakland Athletics (1973–74), and Los Angeles Dodgers (1977–80). He is rumored (and reported) to be of Italian ancestry.
Davalillo was a leadoff hitter known for his speedy baserunning and capable defensive abilities. Later in his career, he became a valuable utility player and a record-setting pinch hitter. Davalillo also had an exceptional career in the Venezuelan Winter League, where he is the all-time leader in total base hits and career batting average.
After he retied, "Vítico", who had made Caracas his residence several decades before. stayed active by giving baseball clinics to the young people of his homeland. In his 70s, as wiry as ever, he was still doing so. He said in 2008, “I do it with great love and passion for Venezuela."
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