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Johnny Antonelli

Johnny Antonelli
Antonelli in 1954.
Pitcher
Born: (1930-04-12) April 12, 1930
Rochester, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 4, 1948, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 4, 1961, for the Milwaukee Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 126–110
Earned run average 3.34
Strikeouts 1,162
Teams
Career highlights and awards

John August Antonelli (born April 12, 1930) is an American former left-handed starting pitcher who played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians.

Antonelli received the biggest bonus in history to that point when he signed with the Braves for $52,000 in 1948.[1] He then served in Korea and became a regular in 1953.

He was later dealt to the Giants along with several other players for Bobby Thomson. In the 1954 season, Antonelli went 21–7, led the league in ERA (2.30), was selected an All-Star, and led the Giants to a pennant, facing the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Antonelli started and won Game 2, then came into Game 4 as a reliever to shut down an Indian rally, as the Giants pulled off a sweep. Antonelli pitched well for several more years, making four straight All-Star teams from 1956 to 1959. After his four All-Star appearances, he spent one more year with the Giants (1960) before being traded to the Cleveland Indians with Willie Kirkland for Harvey Kuenn.

He split the 1961 season between the Indians and the Braves before his retirement in 1962 after having been recently acquired by the New York Mets. Antonelli said he was "tired of traveling" and wanted to be home with his family.[1] After his baseball career, Antonelli returned to Rochester and for many years ran a chain of Firestone Tire stores bearing his name.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Rathet, Mike (January 23, 1962). "Jackie Jensen and Johnny Antonelli announce retirement from baseball".  

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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