Gino Cimoli

Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 73 Weight: 180
Born: Wednesday, December 18, 1929 in San Francisco, CA USA
Died: 2 12 2011 in Roseville, CA USA
Debut: 4/19/1956
Last Game: 5/7/1965
Full Name: Gino Nicholas Cimoli

December 18, 1929 – Gino Cimoli was born in San Francisco. Cimoli smashed a home run and made a spectacular sliding catch that helped preserve Warren Spahn’s 300th victory on August 11, 1961.

Cimoli, outfielder for the 1960-61 teams. The Pirates traded pitcher Ron Kline in late 1959 to the St Louis Cardinals for Cimoli and pitcher Tom Cheney. Cimoli had four Major League seasons in at the time and was coming off his best year, hitting .279 with 40 doubles and 72 RBIs in 143 games for the 1959 Cardinals. In 1960 he played all three outfield positions, getting into 101 games. He hit .267 with 28 RBIs that first year in Pittsburgh. He played all seven games in the World Series, hitting .250 with four runs scored, helping the Pirates to their third title. In 1961 Cimoli got limited time, hitting .299 in 21 games before the Pirates traded him to the Braves in mid-June for shortstop Johnny Logan. Cimoli spent ten seasons in the majors, hitting .265 with 321 RBIs in 969 games.