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Date and Place of Birth:
October 25, 1922 Carey, Ohio
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Rank: First Lieutenant
Military Unit: 8th Army, US Army
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Don "Pince" Pinciotti was born
on October 25, 1922 in
Pinciotti enlisted in the Army
in March 1942 having enrolled in the ROTC program at the
During Pinciotti's stay at
In July 1944, Pinciotti was invited by Arch Ward of the Chicago Tribune to play against the Green Bay Packers at Soldiers Field in the College All-Star Game.
On September 1, 1944 Pinciotti
was sent to the Pacific War Zone (
Pinciotti returned to the
states in August 1946 and completed his studies at the
The following year Pinciotti batted .270 in 118 games with the White Hawks and advanced to the Memphis Chicks of the Class AA Southern Association in 1949. He played five seasons with the Chicks, who won the Dixie Series in 1952, and was an all-star in 1951 and again in 1952, finishing that season with a .322 batting average.
accomplishment is having eight children and 21 grandchildren. In
2008, the first ten grandchildren are attending college or have
graduated with honors. He is retired and lives in
Thanks to Cheryl Pinciotti and Don Pinciotti for help with this biography.
Created July 4, 2008.
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