Reno Bertoia

Reno Peter Bertoia was an Italian-born professional baseball player, playing infield for the Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Athletics. Born as Pietro, Bertoia moved with his family to Canada from Italy at the age of one and grew up in Windsor, Ontario. His next-door neighbour and role model was Hank Biasatti. Bertoia attended Assumption College High School in Windsor and was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1953. He went on to attend Assumption University in 1958 while a member of the Tigers. Bertoia also became close friends with Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline while with Detroit, and was an important part of Kaline's early years with the Tigers. ... more on Wikipedia

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