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Joe Altobelli
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Altobelli in 1983
First baseman / Manager
Born: May 26, 1932 (1932-05-26) (age 88)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
April 14, 1955, for the Cleveland Indians
Last appearance
October 1, 1961, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average .210
Hits 54
Run batted in 28

As Player

As Manager


  • World Series champion (1983)
  • Rochester Red Wings #26 retired

Joseph Salvatore Altobelli (born May 26, 1932) is an American former player, manager and coach in Major League Baseball.

In 1983, he replaced Hall of Famer Earl Weaver as manager of the Baltimore Orioles and led the team to their sixth American League pennant and their third (and most recent) World Series championship.

In 2009, Altobelli ended his involvement in professional baseball.

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