Johnny Antonelli

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Johnny Antonelli
Johnny Antonelli 1955.jpg
Antonelli in 1955
Born: (1930-04-12)April 12, 1930
Rochester, New York
Died: February 28, 2020(2020-02-28) (aged 89)
Rochester, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 4, 1948, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1961, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record126–110
Earned run average3.34
Career highlights and awards

John August Antonelli (April 12, 1930 – February 28, 2020) was an American professional baseball player. He played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians between 1948 and 1961.[1] He later became a six-time National League All-Star, a two-time 20-game-winner, and the leader of the 1954 world champion Giants' pitching staff.

He batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Antonelli died on February 28, 2020 in Rochester, New York of cancer, aged 89.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rathet, Mike (January 23, 1962). "Jackie Jensen and Johnny Antonelli announce retirement from baseball". The Florence Times. AP. p. 11. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  2. Lahman, Sean. "Johnny Antonelli dies: Was MLB All-Star and World Series hero for New York Giants in 1954". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved 28 February 2020.