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chris iannetta, 2006 upper deck #1063, rockies

Player: Iannetta, Chris

Card: 2006 Upper Deck #1063

Position: C

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Christopher Domenic Iannetta was born April 8, 1983 in Providence, RI and is a former professional baseball catcher. Chris is the son of Maria (née DiLorenzo) and Domenic Iannetta. His mother Maria was born in Casa Nova, Italy and his father Domenic was born in Scapoli, Italy.

Chris hit .333/.431/.539 had a fine freshman year in college. He was named to Baseball America's All-Freshman team second string. In '04, Iannetta batted .336/.438/.598 and Baseball America picked him for third-team All-American behind Kurt Suzuki and Landon Powell. He made the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Conference team and his 15 homers were four behind the conference leader.

He played between 2006 and 2020 for the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seattle Mariners, and Arizona Diamondbacks. On May 12, 2017, while with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he suffered severe facial lacerations and a concussion when he was hit in the face by a pitch thrown by Johnny Barbato of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He escaped what could have been very serious injuries, but was still out of action for several weeks.

He was signed by the Yankees in 2020, but did not get into a game and subsequently retired. Despite pedestrian numbers during his career, he became known for his clutch hitting.

Chris was selected for Team USA at the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


2011 Topps Allen & Ginter #131
2017 Topps #412


This player has not been assigned to any Baseball Amore Tours.

See all Chris’ baseball cards at TCDB

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