Date and Place of Birth: June 6, 1916 San Francisco, California
Died: February 10, 2008 Napa, California
Military Unit: US Army Air Force
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Lodigiani was born on June 6, 1916 in
batting .327 with 18 home runs and 84 RBIs in 1937, he was traded to
the Philadelphia Athletics and made his major league debut on April
13, 1938. Lodigiani played 93 games that year and batted a
respectable .280. In 1939 he made 121 appearances, the majority of
which were at third base, and batted .260.
Lodigiani found himself back
in the minors in 1940, playing 143 games and batting .281 with
1945, Sergeant Lodigiani played for the 73rd Bomb Wing Bombers on
the 20th Air Force tour of
was discharged from service on November 16, 1945 and rejoined the
White Sox in 1946. He played 44 games before being hit in the elbow
by a Denny Galehouse pitch that ended his season and subsequently
ended his major league playing days.
He returned to the Pacific Coast
League and again played for
|Lodigiani (front row on left) on his way to Hawaii in 1944 with Walt Judnich, Mike McCormick and Joe DiMaggio (back row) and Jerry Priddy (front right)|
coached for the Chicago White Sox before becoming a scout for the
team. Dario Lodigiani was still employed with the Chicago White Sox
when he passed away on February 10, 2008 in
Created March 31, 2008.
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