Mario Chiarini

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Mario Chiarini
Mario Chiarini (17-08-2012).jpg
Rimini Baseball
Born: (1981-01-07) January 7, 1981 (age 33)
Rimini, Italy
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Mario Chiarini (born 7 January 1981) is an Italian baseball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1] Chiarini played for the Arizona League Mariners in 2000, then he continued his career in Rimini Baseball, team of his hometown. With Rimini he won 3 Italian championships, and 2 national cups.

At the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Chiarini made a spectacular diving catch to rob Bobby Abreu of an RBI. In the process of doing so, Chiarini suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction: Mario's belt split in half.

As a member of Italy national baseball team he won two European Baseball Championships, in 2010[2] and in 2012.[3] He is actually the captain of the team.


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "European Championship Seniors '10 ITALY Team Roster". Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  3. ^ "Scelti i 24 azzurri per l'Europeo". Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball. 04-09-2012.