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  • Dario Lodigiani Passes away at 91

    Former Philadelphia Athletic, Dario Lodigiani passed away at age 91, on last Sunday,February 10, according to Wikipedia.
    Lodigiani was born June 6, 1916. He broke into the majors with the A's in 1938 and remained with Philadelphia through the 1940 season. He was then traded to the Chicago White Sox where he spent the '41 and '42 seasons. Lodigiani then missed the following three seasons to military service during World War Two. He spent a final season in the majors, back with the White Sox, in 1946 after his discharge from the military.
    Lodigiani was primarily a thirdbaseman, but he logged over 100 games at second base as well. He was a part-time player, but gained semi-regular status for a couple of years. His 393 at bats in 1939 represents a career-high in playing time. Lifetime he hit .260 with 16 home runs.
    A side note about Lodigiani's death would have to include the fact that Wikipedia tracks the oldest living major league baseball players, all those who turned 90 by Dec. 31 of the previous year. The last person to have passed away on that list of 90 plus year-olds was Ox Miller a pitcher for the St.Louis Browns who died on 8/13/07. The gap of nearly six months between the deaths of Miller and Lodigiani is by far the longest gap between deaths of baseball's most senior players since Wikipedia began tracking that information and publishing their "Oldest Living Major Legue Baseball Players" list.

    -philliesfiend55-
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 02-13-2008, 06:53 AM.

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    Wow that's crazy, I was just about to write to him after reading an interview about him online about how he was still living and in good shape.
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