Bob Galasso

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Robert Joseph Galasso

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bob Galasso was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1969 and made his pro debut the following summer with the Bluefield Orioles. He went 13-5 for the Rochester Red Wings in 1976 while leading the International League with a .722 winning percentage. However, the pitching-rich O's also had 20-game winners Jim Palmer and Wayne Garland on their big league roster along with Ross Grimsley, as well as youngsters Mike Flanagan, Dennis Martinez, and Scott McGregor coming up, Galasso was deemed expendable and taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 1976 expansion draft.

Galasso made his big league debut with Seattle in 1977, going 0-6 with a 9.00 ERA in 11 games while splitting the season between the majors and the AAA level.

Galasso was let go by the Mariners prior to the 1978 season and soon signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. After spending that entire year with the Spokane Indians and winning 10 games, he was back in the majors with Milwaukee in 1979, posting a 3-1 record and notching 3 saves in 31 outings for the team. He spent the 1980 campaign back in the minors before being let go by the Brewers the next spring.

Galasso re-signed with Seattle in 1981 and split the year between the Mariners and AAA. He did not play in the minors in 1982 or 1983 but went 4-6 in 30 games for the Richmond Braves in 1984, his final year in U.S. pro ball.

In 1989, Galasso played for the Orlando Juice of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He won 9 games for the club and posted a 2.67 ERA. The following year, he played for the Sun City Rays, pitching in 1 game before the league folded. He remained active with Nettuno in Italy, going 39-11 with a 1.80 ERA in 1990-1991 and 1993. He led the league with 143 strikeouts in 1991 and a 2.32 ERA in 1993.

Galasso's father, Bob Galasso, Sr., pitched in the Pittsburgh Pirates chain in 1949.

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