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Enzo Masci

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Lorenzo Masci

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Enzo Masci was a star in the early years of Serie A. Primarily an outfielder, he helped Nettuno to 11 titles domestically as well as wins in the 1965 European Cup and 1972 European Cup.

Masci played for the Italian national team several times. He was the starting left fielder when Italy won the 1954 European Championship, going 3 for 8 with 2 steals, a walk, 2 doubles and two runs. In the 1955 European Championship, Italy fell to 4th and Masci was only 2 for 11 with two steals, a run and two RBI. He was easily Italy's top hitter when they won Bronze in the 1956 European Championship, going 7 for 15 with two doubles, a walk, steal, two runs and two RBI; the rest of the team hit a combined .175. Italy was third again in the 1957 European Championship; only Giulio Glorioso hit better for the Azzurri as Masci was 5 for 16 with a double, 3 runs, a walk and a RBI as the left fielder. He made his final appearance in the 1960 European Championship and was only 1 for 12 with a walk and a run but Italy finished second.

Statistics are unavailable prior to 1960 for the Italian league; he hit .251/.325/.307 in 162 games from 1960 to the end of his career, not the star he had been before (he never played for the Italian national team after 1960). He had 87 runs and 73 RBI in that span and stole 44 bases in 52 tries.

In 2006, he was part of the second class of the Italian Baseball Hall of Fame. The other players in that class were Alberto Rinaldi, Carlo Tagliaboschi and Franco Tavoni.