Jess Cortazzo

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John Francis Cortazzo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 3½", Weight 142 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jess Cortazzo played his only game on September 1, 1923, as an unsuccessful pinch-hitter for pitcher Red Faber in the 5th inning of a Chicago White Sox rain-shortened blowout win over the Cleveland Indians. Incidentally, he was the youngest player to appear in the bigs that year.

He went on to play at least 15 seasons in the minors, hitting over .300 several times. He was a shortstop.

Jess was one of the shortest players in major league history, standing 5 ft. 3 in. tall.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1939 Salisbury Giants North Carolina State League 5th replaced Dick Luckey on August 14

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