Card: 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter #260
Alessandro Liddi (born August 14, 1988) is the first player not only born, but also developed in Italy to reach the Major Leagues. He was born in 1988 in Sanremo, Italy.
Alessandro Liddi is an Italian professional baseball third and first baseman for the Leones de Yucatán of the Mexican League. Liddi played for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2011 through 2013, and for the Chinatrust Brothers of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) in 2019
In 2004 he represented Italy in the 18 and Under World Cup when he was not yet 16 and made his debut in the Serie A2. He made his debut in the Big Leagues for the Mariners on September 7 2011 against the Los Angeles Angels. In his first season in the Bigs he went 9 for 40 in 14 games and connected for 3 homers. After hitting 30 (with 100 RBIs) at the Triple A level for Tacoma, he hit his first dinger on September 19, 2011.
Liddi has played for Team Italy since the 2006 Intercontinental Cup and was the starting third baseman for the azzurri in the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic.
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