Card: 1976 Life Insurance Company of Southwest Dallas #NA
Chicago, IL native Salvador Michael (Sal) Gliatto spent eighteen active seasons in professional baseball from 1927 to 1949.
Gliatto had one short term in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians from April 19, to June 28, 1930. He wore uniform #24 and appeared in eight games, pitched 15 innings and had no decisions with a 6.60 ERA. This was his only effort in the big leagues.
Sal spent the rest of his eighteen-year career in the minor leagues, building a 233-201 record and a 3.57 ERA, while pitching 3,646 innings. The right-hander had 14 double-digit winning seasons during his run. He was a 20-game winner in two seasons, the first time going 20-15 with a 3.81 ERA for the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association in 1931. Just ten years later in 1941, at the age of 39, Sal was 21-10 with a 2.72 ERA for the Dallas Rebels of the Texas League.
He was also a player-manager for the Greenville Majors of the East Texas League for part of 1946 and had a 11-10 record with a 3.82 ERA for the fourth-place club. Gliatto ended his time in pro baseball in 1949 at age 47 with the Greenville team, now in the Big State League, with a 7-7 record and a 3.62 ERA.
After baseball, Sal owned and operated a bowling alley in East Dallas, Texas. He was the third player inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. Gliatto died in his sleep on November 2, 1995 at the age of 93.
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