Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mario Picone, pitcher for the 1954 New York Giants World Series team, dies at 87

Mario Picone
Mario Picone, a pitcher for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds from 1947-1954, passed away October 23, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. He was 87.

Born July 5, 1926, the Bensonhurst native grew up playing sandlot ball at the fabled Parade Grounds for a team called the “Chiros”. It was on those fields where Picone, who didn’t play for his high school team, earned the attention of Giants scouts just before his 18th birthday in 1944.

Click here to read more about Picone's career with the Giants and Reds, as well as his memories of his career from a 2008 interview.