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Born: Cobalt, Ontario Canada
Died: Kirkland Lake, Ontario July 18, 1989
Military Service: Royal Canadian Army (ETO)
Giovanella played semi-pro baseball with Toburn Gold Mines of Kirkland Lake,
Ontario from 1933 to 1940.
He enlisted in May 1940 and served in England for over five years as a sergeant
with the Royal Canadian Engineers. In 1942, Giovanella was the shortstop on a
Canadian all-star team that beat a US Army all-star team, 5-3, at Wembley
Stadium in London. It was a major upset for the Americans. While in England he
played mainly for the DeHavilland aviation company team.
Following the war, Giovanella was employed as an accountant with the Heath and
Sherwood Drilling Company and coached junior league baseball in Kirkland Lake.
He passed away in July 1989 at age 81.
(Thanks to Mary Giovanella for help with her late husband's biography)
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