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Player: Pierotti, Al


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Albert Felix Pierotti (b. October 24, 1895 in Boston, MA – d. February 12, 1964 in Everett, MA) was a professional American football lineman and Major League Baseball pitcher.

Pierotti was a captain in both football and basketball at Washington & Lee University and earned All-America honors in football in 1916 from the Boston Post. In basketball, he helped the 1917 team to an undefeated 13-0 record. He is a member of the W&L Hall of Fame, inducted in 1996.

Pierotti played in the American Professional Football League with the Akron Pros, Cleveland Tigers and the New York Brickley Giants. Brickley's New York Giants are not related to the modern-day New York Giants. Al won the 1920 NFL Championship with Akron.

When the AFPA became the National Football League in 1922, Al went on to play with the Milwaukee Badgers and Racine Legion. In 1926, Pierotti played for the Boston Bulldogs of the American Football League, an NFL rival started by Red Grange and his agent C. C. Pyle. After the Bulldogs folded, He played semipro football for the University of Peabody. He returned to the NFL with the Providence Steam Roller and later played with the NFL's Boston Bulldogs. Prior to playing professional football, Al played college football at Washington and Lee University.

Pierotti began his professional baseball career with the minor league Providence Grays of the Eastern League. The following season, in 1920 he joined the MLB Boston Braves in August, appearing in six games.

He pitched in two games for the Braves in 1921 before returning to the Eastern League with the Pittsfield Hillies. After one more season, split between Pittsfield and the Waterbury Brasscos, Al returned to football full-time.

In 1931, Al began wrestling. On July 30, 1931 he challenged Jim Londos for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Coney Island Velodrome. Londos defeated Pierotti in 17:05 with an airplane spin. In 1932, he began refereeing matches at the Boston Arena while continuing to wrestle occasionally.

In 1935, Pierotti became an assistant football coach at Chelsea High School and in 1936 he became head coach of the school's baseball team. From 1936 to 1938 he also hosted a sports talk show on WMEX. He remained at Chelsea High School as a teacher and baseball coach until his death on February 12, 1964.

(excerpted from FindAGrave, Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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