Pete Castiglione Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 71 Weight: 175
Born: Sunday, February 13, 1921 in Greenwich, CT USA
Died: 4 22 2010 in Pompano Beach, FL USA
Debut: 9/10/1947
Last Game: 4/25/1954
Full Name: Peter Paul Castiglione

 

Pete Castiglione, third baseman for the Pirates from 1947 until 1953. He was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1940, but he lost a good portion of his early years while serving in the military during WWII. After three years of service he returned for the 1946 season and hit .342 in 134 minor league games. The Pirates then sent him to Indianapolis of the American Association where he spent the next two seasons, making a September appearance with the big club each year. In 1949 he made the club out of spring and played a total of 118 games (98 at third base), while hitting .268 with 57 runs scored. In 1950 he hit .255 in 94 games and made starts at all four infield positions. The following year he was again the regular third baseman for most of the year, getting 94 starts. He played 134 games on the year and set career highs in runs (62) hits (126) and home runs (7) while posting a .261 batting average. He played 67 games in 1952 before an injury sidelined him for the season. He struggled in 1953 and the Pirates would end up trading him in June to the Cardinals for outfielder Hal Rice. Castiglione played parts of two seasons for St Louis before going to the minors, where he finished his career in 1958.bio