Gino Pozzo, born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy on December 24th, 1887. He’s an Italian-American major league baseball player and manager who played for the New York Giants from 1923 to 1926 and the Philadelphia Phillies from 1927 to 1928.
Gino managed the Phillies from 1930 until 1936 before moving on to become general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1945 – his first year of eligibility. His son Vincent is currently a Vice President and managing partner with Palermo Pizzeria chain ownership in New York City. Gino died in 1977.
Gino Pozzo is probably the most influential person in my life. He taught me how to play the game, how to be a gentleman, a finer example of what I should be like and why I should always give everything that I have even if I don’t like it. There’s one important thing that he told me; “Son, always give everything that you have and try not to hurt anybody in anyway. This way, when you leave this world, people will respect you for who and what you are. And if we ever meet again somewhere in Heaven then I know that we can all be together as a family once again”. Even though I never got to see him in person, I know that he’s proud of me and how I am today. And I will always do my best to live up to the Pozzo name so that he can be proud of me, his son. As for myself; it is more than a privilege for me to be named after him. In the end, he has blessed my life through his love and support.
Gino Pozzo: born in Palermo, Sicily on December 24th, 1887. He played as a pitcher before he moved to the outfield as a third baseman and made his first career appearance with the New York Giants team in July 1923. He played two more seasons with New York Giants from 1923-1926 before joining the Philadelphia Phillies for one season and was traded again to Brooklyn Dodgers for one season in 1927. In 1929 Gino returned to the Phillies for one final season (1929-1930) before ending his playing career. Visit this page to learn more.
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