Joseph Salvatore Altobelli aka Joe Altobelli was an American Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played for the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. He was born on May 26, 1932, in Rochester, New York.
He managed the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs, among others. He batted and hurled with his left hand.
Today we say goodbye to a legend of the game, Joe Altobelli.
‘Mr. Baseball’ was a player, manager and so much more for the baseball community ever since his Minor League debut in 1951. pic.twitter.com/A9jy7cFO8T
Patsy Ruth is the wife of Joe Altobelli. They got married in 1952. Ruth died in 2003.
The couple has 6 children named Mike, Mark, Jody, Jackie, Jerry, and Joe.
In 1983, Altobelli took over as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, leading the team to their sixth American League (AL) pennant and third (and most recent) World Series title.
In 2009, he retired from professional baseball after more than a decade as a color analyst for the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.
Altobelli had a 36-game hitting streak as a member of the Daytona Beach Islanders in 1951, which was the Florida State League record until it was surpassed in 2010.
Altobelli then returned to coaching, first with the Yankees from 1986 to 1987, then with the Chicago Cubs from 1988 to 1991, where he served as interim manager for one game after Zimmer was fired in 1991, before being replaced by Jim Essian.
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