May 3, 1938 |
|April 17, 1960, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1974, for the San Diego Padres|
|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 1969 Cannizzaro became the very first San Diego Padre ever selected to play in MLB's All-Star Game.
- 1969 National League All-Star
- Was an original member of the 1962 New York Mets
- Was an original member of the 1969 San Diego Padres
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Fever
- Baseball Library
- Encyclopedia of Baseball Catchers
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