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Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir
     

Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir

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by Johnny Antonelli, Scott Pitoniak
 
One of only 17 major-league players never to have spent a single day in the minors, Johnny Antonelli was a highly coveted phenom who signed a "bonus baby" contract with the Boston Braves for $52,000 a few days after graduating from Rochester's Jefferson High School in 1948. It wasn't until six years later, when he was traded to the New York Giants, that the stylish

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One of only 17 major-league players never to have spent a single day in the minors, Johnny Antonelli was a highly coveted phenom who signed a "bonus baby" contract with the Boston Braves for $52,000 a few days after graduating from Rochester's Jefferson High School in 1948. It wasn't until six years later, when he was traded to the New York Giants, that the stylish left-hander began realizing the potential the scouts had seen in him. In a seven-year stretch-from 1953-59-Antonelli was among baseball's best hurlers, compiling a 114-89 record, 22 shutouts and nine saves, while being named a National League All-Star five times. Following his baseball career, Antonelli became a successful entrepreneur in the tire business. Enjoy this inside look at the Golden Age of baseball.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933360614
Publisher:
Rochester Institute of Technology, Cary Graphic Arts Press
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,208,210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Johnny Antonelli, a Rochester, N.Y. native, was one of baseball’s top pitchers in the 1950s. Following his baseball career, Antonelli became a successful entrepreneur in the tire business. He and his wife Gail reside in Rochester and Santa Fe, N.M. This is his first book.

Scott Pitoniak, a native of Rome, N.Y. and a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, has written 15 books. He has received more than 100 awards during his nearly four decades as a sportswriter. The Associated Press named him one of the top columnists in America and he is a member of 3 halls of fame. He and his wife, Beth, and children, Amy and Chris, reside in Rochester, N.Y.

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Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LouisvilleBruce More than 1 year ago
A good book about one of the top pitchers of that era who was often unrecognized for his talent and also about his success after baseball