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Claudio Taglienti

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Claudio Taglienti

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 2 1/2", Weight 185 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Claudio Taglienti pitched for the Italian national team, including in the Olympics.

He won Silver with Italy in the 1985 European Championship. [1] He was 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in the 1986 Amateur World Series. He was 7th in ERA, between Eddie Rodriguez and Luis Tissert. [2] He again took Silver in the 1987 European Championship. [3] He allowed sixteen hits and ten runs (all earned) in eight innings in the 1990 Baseball World Cup, but did not have Italy's highest ERA as three teammates were higher. [4] He was 0-2 with a team-high 12.54 ERA in the 1991 Intercontinental Cup. His 21 runs allowed were second-highest in the event, two behind Jean-Baptiste Meunier. [5]

Taglienti got Gold in the 1991 European Championship. [6] He made one appearance in the 1992 Olympics, relieving Massimiliano Masin with a 10-1 deficit in the 8th against Gold Medal-bound Cuba. He got rocked for eight runs on eight hits, including two-run dingers by Lourdes Gourriel Sr. and Omar Linares. His 72.00 ERA was not the highest in the Barcelona Games; Cuba's Orlando Hernández, a future MLB star, was higher. [7] Statistics from his Serie A1 career are harder to come by since the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation erased decades of old data from their website.

Sources[edit]

  1. Old Italian Baseball Federation site
  2. 1987 Baseball America Statistics Report, pg. 215
  3. Old Italian Baseball Federation site
  4. Defunct IBAF site
  5. ibid.
  6. Old Italian Baseball Federation site
  7. World Baseball and Softball Confederation