Joe Giannini

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Joe Giannini
Shortstop
Born: (1888-09-08)September 8, 1888
Drytown, California
Died: September 26, 1942(1942-09-26) (aged 54)
San Francisco, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 1911, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 7, 1911, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting Average .500
Home Runs 0
RBI 0
Teams

Joseph Francis Giannini (September 8, 1888 – September 26, 1942) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1911 season. Listed at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), 155 lb., Giannini batted left-handed and threw right-handed. A native of Drytown, California, he was signed by Boston out of the University of San Francisco.

Giannini was a major leaguer whose career, statistically speaking, was only slightly different from that of Eddie Gaedel or Moonlight Graham. He appeared in one game and hit a double in two at-bats for a .500 average, without runs or RBI. As a fielder, he collected two assists and committed two errors for a .909 fielding percentage.

Giannini died in San Francisco, California, at age 54.

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