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Ken Silvestri

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Ken Silvestri
Catcher
Born: (1916-05-03)May 3, 1916
Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 31, 1992(1992-03-31) (aged 75)
Tallahassee, Florida
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 1939 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 31, 1951 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average .218
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 25
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-string catcher of World Champion 1941 Yankees
  • Third-string catcher of 1950 "Whiz Kid" Phillies
  • Appeared in one game of 1950 World Series
  • Kenneth Joseph Silvestri (May 3, 1916 – March 31, 1992) was an American backup catcher in Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. From

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    Following his playing career, he managed in the minor leagues, and coached for the Phillies (1952–53; 1959–60), Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1963–75) and the White Sox (1976; 1982). He also managed the Atlanta Braves for the final three games of the

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    In an eight-season career, Silvestri was a .217 hitter with five home runs and 25 RBI in 102 games played.

    Silvestri died in Tallahassee, Florida at age 75.[2]

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