Sammy Esposito

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Sammy Esposito
Third baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1931-12-15) December 15, 1931 (age 83)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1952 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 23, 1963 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .207
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 73
Teams

Samuel Esposito (born December 15, 1931) is an American retired Major League Baseball third baseman and shortstop. He played for 10 seasons on the Chicago White Sox (1952, 1955–1963) and the Kansas City Athletics (1963). In 1959, he helped the White Sox win the American League pennant. He was the head baseball coach at North Carolina State University from 1967 to 1987.

He graduated from Chicago's Christian Fenger High School and attended Indiana University.

Esposito threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and weighed 165 pounds (75 kg).

In ten MLB seasons, he played in 560 games and had 792 at bats, 130 runs, 164 hits, 27 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 73 RBI, 7 stolen bases, 145 walks, a .207 batting average, .330 on-base percentage, .277 slugging percentage, 219 total bases, 21 sacrifice hits, 8 sacrifice flies and 4 intentional walks.

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