Chris Cannizzaro

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Chris Cannizzaro
Born: (1938-05-03) May 3, 1938 (age 78)
Oakland, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1960, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1974, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .235
Home runs 18
Runs batted in 169
Career highlights and awards

Christopher John Cannizzaro (born May 3, 1938) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1961), New York Mets (1962–1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968), San Diego Padres (1969–1971, 1974), Chicago Cubs (1971) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1972–1973). He batted and threw right-handed.

He appeared in 59 games for the 1962 Mets expansion team, which ended up with a record of 40-120, which continues to be the most losses by any Major League Baseball team in a single season since the 19th Century.

In a 13-season career, Cannizzaro posted a .235 batting average with 18 home runs and 169 RBI in 740 games played.

In 1969 Cannizzaro became the very first San Diego Padre ever selected to play in MLB's All-Star Game.


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