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Player: Senerchia, Sonny


Position: 3B

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Emanuel Robert "Sonny" Senerchia (April 6, 1931 – November 1, 2003) was an American professional baseball player who appeared in 29 games of Major League Baseball with the 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates and later became a professional musician as well as a teacher and college baseball coach.

He was born and brought up in Newark, New Jersey, and attended Montclair State University, where he earned bachelor's degrees in physical education and English; he then received a master's degree in music from Trenton State College.

Senerchia was an accomplished violinist as a boy, appearing at Carnegie Hall at the age of ten, and as an adult he was a concert violinist with the New Jersey Symphony, the Garden State Arts Center Orchestra, and the Toms River Symphony. He also performed as a violinist with Pearl Bailey, Jack Benny and others. As a jazz musician, he played clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano in ensembles and big bands.

He was also a race car driver. He died in an accident while riding his motorcycle in 2003 at age 72!

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)



Sonny is part of the Born in New Jersey Tour – go to the Next Stop

Sonny is also part of the Pittsburgh Pirates Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

Sonny has NO baseball cards at TCDB

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