Al Pierotti

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Al Pierotti
Date of birth (1895-10-24)October 24, 1895
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date of death February 12, 1964(1964-02-12) (aged 68)
Place of death Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Career information
Position(s) Offensive lineman
College Washington & Lee
Career history
As coach
1920 Cleveland Tigers
As player
1920 Akron Pros
1920 Cleveland Tigers
1921 New York Brickley Giants
1922 Milwaukee Badgers
1923 Racine Legion
1923–1924 Milwaukee Badgers
1926 Boston Bulldogs
1927 Providence Steam Roller
1929 Boston Bulldogs
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Albert Felix "Al" Pierotti (October 24, 1895 – February 12, 1964) was a professional American football offensive lineman and Major League Baseball pitcher.

Football career[edit]

Pierotti played in the American Professional Football League with the Akron Pros, Cleveland Tigers and the New York Brickley Giants. Brickley's New York Giants are not related to the modern-day New York Giants. Al won the 1920 NFL Championship with Akron.

When the AFPA became the National Football League in 1922, Pierotti went on to play with the Milwaukee Badgers, Racine Legion, Boston Bulldogs, and the Providence Steam Roller. However, in 1926, Al switched briefly to the rival American Football League started by Red Grange and his agent C. C. Pyle. During this season, Al played with the Boston Bulldogs, not to be confused with the NFL's Boston Bulldogs in 1929.

Prior to playing professional football, Al played college football at Washington and Lee University.

Baseball career[edit]

Al Pierotti
Pitcher
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 9, 1920, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 1921, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 1–2
Strikeouts 13
Earned run average 4.05
Teams

Pierotti began his professional baseball career with the minor league Providence Grays of the Eastern League. The following season, he joined the Boston Braves in August, appearing in six games. He pitched in two games the following year before returning to the Eastern League with the Pittsfield Hillies. After one more season, split between Pittsfield and the Waterbury Brasscos, Pierotti returned to football full-time.

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