Gary Cavallo

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Gary G. Cavallo

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gary Cavallo pitched for three seasons in AAA yet never made the majors.

Cavallo was a two-sport star in college, with a 2.31 ERA and a trip to the 1971 College World Series as a pitcher. He won Silver with Team USA in the 1969 Amateur World Series. In basketball, he had 820 points and 504 rebounds. He would be enshrined in the Seton Hall Hall of Fame in 1978.

He was drafted three times. The Atlanta Braves took him in the 16th round of the 1970 amateur draft but he did not sign. The Cleveland Indians chose him in the third round of the 1971 January secondary draft, then the Milwaukee Brewers took him in the first round of the 1971 June secondary draft.

Gary split his first pro season between the Newark Co-Pilots (Sv, 6 R in 12 IP) and Danville Warriors (Sv, 1.06 in 17 IP). In 1972, he pitched for the San Antonio Brewers (2-3, 6 Sv, 2.81, 21 BB in 32 IP) and Evansville Triplets (2-3, 2 Sv, 2.66). He had another split season in 1973, with the Shreveport Captains (2-3, 8 Sv, 3.66, 67 K in 64 IP) and Evansville (9.42, 23 R, 20 BB in 22 IP). He ended up on a bad note with the 1974 Sacramento Solons, going 7-5 with a whopping 9.16 ERA. In 116 innings, he allowed 165 hits and 86 walks. He tied for 5th in the 1974 Pacific Coast League in walks and was third in earned runs allowed in the hitters' circuit.

Overall, Cavallo had a 13-14, 5.78 record and 18 saves in 143 games in the minors. His control was always an issue, with 184 walks in 307 innings.