Pete Cimino

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Peter William Cimino

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Biographical Information[edit]

“I always wanted to play pro ball. I realized my dream. Unfortunately, it didn’t last as long as I would have liked. But nevertheless, I was there. In the majors everything was first class all the way. In the minors you had to put up with those long bus rides through the South — maybe 10 or 14 hours on a bus. And they only gave us a few dollars for meals. So you had to eat at a greasy spoon. It was the best you could do. But it still seems worth it.” - Pete Cimino

Playing for Bristol (PA) High School in Pennsylvania in 1960, Pete Cimino scored 114 points in a single basketball game. This is the all-time record for a Pennsylvania high school basketball game, 22 ahead of second best and 24 ahead of third best, Wilt Chamberlain. He also threw a perfect game for the baseball team and signed for a reported $12,000 bonus in June with the Washington Senators. Cimino made 86 big league appearances, with the Minnesota Twins and California Angels, compiling a 5-8, 3.07 record and 139 strikeouts in 161 innings.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jeff English: "Pete Cimino", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: A Pennant for the Twin Cities: the 1965 Minnesota Twins, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 85-90. ISBN 978-1-943816-09-5

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