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Al Brancato
Birth: May 29, 1919
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 2012
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Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

Major League Baseball Player. He distinguished himself while attending South Philadelphia High School, as he lettered in baseball, football, gymnastics and basketball. He made an impression on legendary manager Connie Mack during his senior year and was signed by the Athletics at the age of eighteen. He fulfilled his dream of playing for his hometown team as he marked his Major League debut with Philadelphia on September 7th, 1939; he appeared in 21 games that year. During the next two seasons (1940 to 1941), he was anchored at the shortstop position and yielded a career-high 124 hits in 1941. After Pearl Harbor was attacked, Brancato enlisted with the US Navy and was assigned to a cruiser in the South Pacific. Upon his return home, he resumed his career and retired as a player following the 1945 season. In 282 regular season games, he compiled 199 hits with a .214 lifetime batting average. Brancato went onto serve as a Minor League manager and later head coach of the St. Joseph's baseball team. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Isabel McCandless Brancato (1921 - 2014)
 
Burial:
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Springfield
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
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