Giuseppe Guilizzoni

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Giuseppe Guilizzoni (Beppe)

Biographical Information[edit]

Giuseppe Guilizzoni has managed two different countries on the international stage.

Guilizzoni was born in Rome but raised in Milan. He played for Milano in the 1960s. He was 6 for 56 with 6 walks in 1960 and 6 for 51 with 12 walks and 8 steals in 9 tries. After not playing in '62, he was 3 for 33 with 8 walks in 1963 and an incredible 0 for 30 (with 8 walks) in 1964. In 1965, he improved to .169/.210/.189, followed by .127/.216/.139 with 10 steals in 11 attempts in 1966. Overall, he produced at a .114/.237/.120 clip in 110 games, with 46 steals in 55 tries. Playing mostly second base, he fielded .893.

Guilizzoni managed the Italian national team in the 1980 Amateur World Series (5-6) and 1981 European Championship (a Silver Medal). He later led the Spanish national team in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, their first Baseball World Cup. He later served as Director of Little League Baseball's Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He was inducted into the Italian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.