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Famous Baseball Players from Italy

Updated October 13, 2018 6.6k views17 items

List of famous baseball players from Italy, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Italy has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Italian baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Italy and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from Italy then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List contains items like Sal Maglie and Dario Lodigiani.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Italian baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Italy?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Italy in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Italian baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • Terry Francona1

    Terry Francona

    Outfielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceAberdeen, South Dakota

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds

    Terrence Jon Francona (born April 22, 1959), nicknamed "Tito", is the manager of the Cleveland...  more
  • Sal Maglie2

    Sal Maglie

    Pitcher

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceNiagara Falls, New York

    TeamsNew York Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees

    Salvatore Anthony Maglie (April 26, 1917 – December 28, 1992) was an American Major League...  more
  • Vinny Rottino3

    Vinny Rottino

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceRacine, Wisconsin

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers

    Vincent Antonio Rottino (born April 7, 1980) is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • Dario Lodigiani4

    Dario Lodigiani

    Infielder, Third baseman

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox

    Dario Antonio Lodigiani [Lodi] (June 6, 1916 – February 10, 2008) was an infielder in Major...  more
  • Steve Balboni5

    Steve Balboni

    Designated hitter, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    BirthplaceBrockton, Massachusetts

    TeamsKansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees

    Stephen Charles Balboni (; born January 16, 1957) is a retired Major League Baseball player...  more
  • Alex Liddi6

    Alex Liddi

    Infielder, Third baseman

    NationalityItaly

    BirthplaceSanremo, Italy

    Alessandro Liddi (born August 14, 1988) is an Italian professional baseball third and first...  more
  • Ed Abbaticchio7

    Ed Abbaticchio

    Second baseman, Shortstop

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceLatrobe, Pennsylvania

    TeamsPhiladelphia Phillies, Boston Doves, Boston Beaneaters, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Edward James Abbaticchio (April 15, 1877 – January 6, 1957) was the first Major League...  more
  • 8

    Sam Dente

    Outfielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    BirthplaceHarrison, New Jersey

    TeamsChicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators

    Samuel Joseph Dente (April 26, 1922 – April 21, 2002) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball...  more
  • 9

    Joe Giannini

    Shortstop

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceDrytown, California

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Joseph Francis Giannini (September 8, 1888 – September 26, 1942) was a shortstop in Major...  more
  • 10

    Carmen Fanzone

    Third baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    TeamsChicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox

    Carmen Ronald Fanzone (born August 30, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former utility man who...  more
  • 11

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    TeamsPhiladelphia Athletics

    James Vincent Castiglia (September 30, 1918 – December 26, 2007) was an American football...  more
  • Frank Mancuso12

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    TeamsSt. Louis Browns, Washington Senators

    Frank Octavius Mancuso (May 23, 1918 – August 4, 2007) was an American professional baseball...  more
  • 13

    Tito Francona

    Outfielder, First baseman

    NationalityUnited States of America,Italy

    BirthplaceAliquippa, Pennsylvania

    TeamsMilwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

    John Patsy Francona (November 4, 1933 – February 13, 2018) was a Major League Baseball player....  more
  • 14
    Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza (June 10, 1930 – January 4, 2018) was an American football and...  more
  • Alex Maestri15

    Alex Maestri

    Pitcher

    NationalityItaly

    BirthplaceCesena, Italy

    Alessandro Maestri (born June 1, 1985 in Cesena, Italy) is an Italian professional baseball...  more
  • 16

    George Cappuzzello

    Pitcher

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceGirard, Ohio

    TeamsDetroit Tigers, Houston Astros

    George Angelo Cappuzzello (born January 15, 1954) is a former American baseball player who...  more
  • 17

    Guido Grilli

    Pitcher

    NationalityItaly, United States of America

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    TeamsKansas City Athletics, Boston Red Sox

    Guido John Grilli (born January 9, 1939) is an American former professional baseball pitcher....  more