Tom Satriano

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Tom Satriano
Catcher/Utility infielder
Born: (1940-08-28) August 28, 1940 (age 79)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 23, 1961, for the Los Angeles Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.225
Home runs21
Runs batted in157

Thomas Victor Nicholas Satriano (born August 28, 1940) is an American former professional baseball player. Although he began his professional career as a third baseman, he converted to catcher and played 321 games as a backstop during a ten-year, 674-game Major League Baseball career from 19611970 for the Los Angeles and California Angels and Boston Red Sox. He batted left-handed, threw right-handed, and was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).

Born in Pittsburgh, Satriano graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Trojans' 1961 NCAA Tournament championship team. He signed with the Angels in July 1961 and was immediately placed on the team's Major League roster during its first season as an American League expansion team. He appeared in 35 games played as an infielder, and started 21 games at third base. His conversion to catcher began in 1963, and by 1966 he was predominantly a receiver. All told, Satriano collected 365 hits during his MLB career, including 53 doubles.

Satriano's daughter Gina played for the Colorado Silver Bullets, a women's baseball team.[1] She is currently an Assistant District Attorney in Los Angeles.[2]


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