February 14, 1917|
|Died: August 19, 1974
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 25, 1944 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1945 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||63|
|Career highlights and awards|
August Samuel Bergamo (February 14, 1917 – August 19, 1974) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1944 and 1945. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he stood 5'9" and weighed 165 lbs.
Bergamo is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He was a valuable reserve on the 1944 World Series Champions, batting .286 in 80 games. He was the starting left fielder in World Series Game # 2 against the St. Louis Browns, won by the Cards 3-2 in 11 innings. Bergamo, the leadoff hitter, was 0-for-5 in the game but hit an RBI grounder in the third that plated the first Cardinal run. For the Series he appeared in three games, going 0-for-6 with one RBI and two walks.
In 1945, he batted .316 in 94 games, but St. Louis finished second that year, three games behind the Chicago Cubs.
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