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Michael Angelo LiPetri (b. July 6, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY – d. November 17, 2016 in Farmingdale, NY) was an American professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher who stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg), he appeared in ten Major League Baseball games for the 1956 and 1958 Philadelphia Phillies.
LiPetri's professional career got off to a rousing start in 1953, when he won 15 of 17 decisions for the Granby Phillies of the Class C Provincial League and he compiled a .628 winning percentage in 78 decisions during his seven-year minor league baseball career, which stretched from 1953–59. The fact is he never had a losing season during his seven-year minor league pitching run.
Angelo made ten appearances out of the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen in trials in 1956 and 1958. The Brooklyn-born pitcher recalled his major league debut: "I pitched the 9th inning against Pittsburgh in 1956 and struck out the side…. Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and Dale Long, who hit a home run earlier for the seventh straight game during his record streak."
Overall, Angelo's performance in his two chances with the Shibe Park boys consisted of 10 appearances with no decisions, a 5.40 ERA, but he did fan 9 batters in 15 innings. He attempted a comeback: "I hurt my arm and was out of baseball for a couple of years when I tried to make a comeback with the New York Mets in 1962. Cookie Lavagetto was warming me up and we both thought I was throwing the ball pretty good. But Casey Stengel came along and said we've already got too many old guys."
Angelo was a criminal court officer for New York State in Nassau County for 25 years, retiring in 1993 in Farmingdale, NY. LiPetri died on November 17, 2016.
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