Baseball Famous Baseball Players from Italy

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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 Francona is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Outfielder, First baseman Terrence Jonathon "Terry" Francona, nicknamed "Tito",or "Chewie", is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He was a first baseman ...more

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Sal Maglie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Pitcher Salvatore Anthony Maglie was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played from 1945 to 1958 for the New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and St. Louis ...more

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Vinny Rottino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder Vincent Antonio Rottino is an Italian–American professional baseball utility player in the Miami Marlins organization. He has played positions including catcher, first base, third base, and the ...more

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Dario Lodigiani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Infielder, Third baseman Dario Antonio Lodigiani [Lodi] was an infielder in Major League Baseball who played for two different teams between 1938 and 1946. Listed at 5'8", 150 lb., he batted and threw right-handed. ...more

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Steve Balboni is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Designated hitter, First baseman Stephen Charles Balboni is a retired Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and Texas Rangers. He was a player with home run power and a ...more

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Alex Liddi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Infielder, Third baseman Alessandro "Alex" Liddi is a third baseman/first baseman in the Kansas City Royals organization. He is the first player born and raised in Italy to play in the major leagues. Liddi was ...more

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Ed Abbaticchio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Second baseman, Shortstop Edward James "Batty" Abbaticchio was the first Major League Baseball player and first professional football player of Italian ancestry.

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Sam Dente is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Outfielder, First baseman, Shortstop Samuel Joseph Dente [Blackie] was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams between 1947 and 1955. Listed at 5 ft 11 in, 175 lb., Dente batted and threw ...more

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Joe Giannini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Shortstop Joseph Francis Giannini 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, 155 lb., Giannini batted left-handed and ...more

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Carmen Fanzone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Third baseman Carmen Ronald Fanzone is a former utility man who played between 1970 and 1974 in Major League Baseball. Listed at 6 ft 0 in, 200 lb., he batted and threw right-handed. Fanzone was a versatile ...more

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Jim Castiglia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Catcher James Vincent Castiglia was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles. He also played for the Baltimore Colts of the ...more

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Frank Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Catcher Frank Octavius Mancuso was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for two teams between 1944 and 1947. Listed at 6 ft 0 in, 195 lb., Mancuso batted and threw right-handed. He was born in ...more

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Tito Francona is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Outfielder, First baseman John Patsy Francona is a former Major League Baseball player. As a child, he was nicknamed "Tito" by his father. His son, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, is also sometimes ...more

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Carmen Cozza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Carmen Louis "Carm" Cozza is a former American football and baseball player and coach of football. He served as the head football coach at Yale University from 1965 to 1996, winning ...more

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Alex Maestri is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Alex Maestri Pitcher Alessandro Maestri is an Italian professional baseball player. A pitcher, Maestri plays for the Orix Buffaloes who signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 6, 2006. The ...more

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George Cappuzzello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
George Cappuzzello Pitcher George Angelo Cappuzzello is a former American baseball player who pitched for the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros. He played with two different teams over two seasons and ended his playing ...more

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Guido Grilli is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Italy
Guido Grilli Pitcher Guido John Grilli is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Athletics during the 1966 season. Listed at 6' 0", 188 lb., he batted ...more