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Player: Lombardo, Lou


Position: LHP

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Mud Hens General Manager Bob Evans’ plans to bolster his club’s wobbly mound staff received another shot in the arm today as he announced the purchase of Lou Lombardo, 21-year-old southpaw, from the Minneapolis Millers.” from the Toledo Blade, May 7, 1949

Louis Lombardo (b. November 18, 1928 in Carlstadt, NJ – d. June 11, 2001 in Fort Mill, SC) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in two games for the New York Giants in 1948.

New Jersey native Lou spent eleven active seasons in professional baseball from 1944 to 1954. He was fifteen years old when he signed as a free agent with the New York Giants in 1944.

Lombardo spent thirteen days in the major leagues with the Giants from September 22, to October 3, 1948. He appeared in two games, giving up five hits and four runs and he pitched five and one-third innings, with a 6.75 ERA and no decisions.

Lou spent the balance of his eleven seasons in the minor leagues and had two double-digit winning seasons - 1947 and 1952. His best record came in 1947 with the Manchester Giants of the class B New England League, when he went 13-5 with a 3.02 ERA while pitching 170 innings. Lombardo also went 11-3 in 1952 with a 3.02 ERA in 134 innings for the Montgomery Grays of the class A South Atlantic League.

He left baseball in 1954 at age 25 with a minor league career record of 63-68, appearing in 264 games and pitching over 1,000 innings. He died on June 11, 2001 in Fort Mill, SC at the age of 72.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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