Garton Orville Del Savio

Garton Orville Del Savio

Birth
Death 9 Nov 2006 (aged 92)
Blauvelt, Rockland County, New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 16628099 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. He played a total of 4 games at the Major League level for the 1943 Philadelphia Phillies. Signed as a shortstop by the New York Yankees in 1934, he was unable to make the parent club due to the fact that Frankie Crosetti was locked in as the team's primary shortstop. He was eventually traded to the Cincinnati Reds and then to the Phillies where he made his Major League debut on April 24, 1943. In a total of 11 at bats he batted .167 with 1 hit and 1 walk. In the minors, he played in the Southern League and also with the Syracuse Chiefs, with whom he played in the Little World Series of 1943. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard, with whom he also played ball in Latin and South America. After his retirement in 1946, he continued playing semipro ball as a member of the Brooklyn Bushwicks. A multitalented athlete, he was also an exceptional basketball player. He played semipro basketball with the club that eventually become the New York Knickerbockers. After baseball, he worked as a Supervisor for the Department of Sanitation in New York City, and then in operations for Stortz Surgical Supply of New York.

Bio by: Frank Russo


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Frank Russo
  • Added: 12 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16628099
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Garton Orville Del Savio (26 Nov 1913–9 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16628099, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.