Tom Satriano

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Thomas Victor Nicholas Satriano

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tom Satriano was signed as an amateur free agent by the Los Angeles Angels in 1961 out of the University of Southern California, where he had been in 1960 and 1961. He played at Edmonton in the Western Canada Baseball League in 1959, hitting .350. The team had ten USC players on it that summer. He appeared in 20 games in the majors at age 20 in 1961. In Satriano's first major league at bat, he hit a home run. However, the game was eventually rained out and the home run and at bat erased as official stats.

During his ten-year career, about half of his games were at catcher, but he played at all of the infield positions, with 168 games at third base. Not a particularly strong hitter, his best year with the bat was 1968, in the depth of the second dead-ball era, when he hit .253 with 8 home runs in 297 at-bats for the Angels. The league as a whole hit .230 that year.

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