December 7, 1906|
|Died: December 1, 1981
|August 15, 1931 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
Last MLB appearance
|October 2, 1938 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||312|
Anthony Francis Piet, born Anthony Francis Pietruszka (December 7, 1906 in Berwick, Pennsylvania – December 1, 1981 in Hinsdale, Illinois) was an infielder in Major League Baseball from 1931 to 1938. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers.
An all-around player, Piet was second in the National League in stolen bases (19) in 1932, and played the most games (154) of any player in the NL that year. In 1933, his batting average (.323) was the third highest in the NL. After retiring from baseball, he went on to found a car dealership in Chicago, whose slogan was "Shop for it anywhere, you'll buy it at Piet".
- Elliott Robert Barkan (1 January 1999). A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America's Multicultural Heritage. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 438–. ISBN 978-0-313-29961-2.
- "Tony Piet Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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