Luigi Ugolotti

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Luigi Ugolotti

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Luigi Ugolotti was an outfielder who was with the Italian national team for a couple years. His son Matteo Ugolotti also went into baseball.

Luigi debuted in 1968 with Parma and hit .283/.338/.550. He fell to .250/.328/.317 in 1969 but then had a career year in 1970 at .326/.407/.511 with 45 runs, 42 RBI and 25 steals (in 32 tries) over 42 games. He had 11 assists in 39 games in center field but also 11 errors. He was three RBI shy of the Serie A lead. In the 1970 Amateur World Series, he went 5 for 30 with two doubles and four RBI with one assist and no errors as Italy's main left fielder. He was second on his team in RBI, trailing legendary Giorgio Castelli.

In '71, the 21-year-old hit .292/.406/.375 and stole 11 bases in 12 tries. He went 3 for 10 with two doubles and five runs in the 1971 European Championship, splitting center field duties for the Silver Medalists. In the 1971 Amateur World Series, he bombed as Italy's starting left fielder, going 0 for 25 with three walks. He put up lines of .283/.362/.421 for Parma in 1972 and .197/.292/.259 in 1973 (albeit with 10 steals in 10 tries and 31 runs in 40 games). In 1974, Ugolotti hit .326/.392/.509 with 35 runs in 44 games and 8 steals while being caught once.

Luigi batted .274/.355/.393 in 1975 and .243/.361/.300 in 1976. Overall, he had hit .280/.365/.408 in 307 games in Italy's top league, with 215 runs, 229 RBI and 80 steals in 96 tries.

Ugolotti later coached Little League baseball in Italy and managed Parma.

Source: Italian Baseball and Softball Federation