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Giampiero Faraone

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Giampiero Faraone played in Serie A1 for Nettuno for 18 years (1961-1978), coached for 31 years and also coached and manager the Italian national team for several years.

Faraone was 11-8 with a 2.62 ERA and four saves in 36 games pitched during his career, and appeared at every position except for catcher through his career. He hit .349/.444/.555 and stole 67 bases in 84 tries. His career stretched from 1956 to 1978 as a player. He played 32 games for the Italian national team.

In 1971, Faraone became player-coach of Nettuno and he led them to 7 Serie A1 titles from 1971-2001.

Faraone managed the Italian national team in the 1982 Amateur World Series and coached for the national team from 1985-2000.

After he retired as head coach of Nettuno after 2001, Faraone became manager of the national team in 2002. He guided the team in the 2003 European Championship (5th), 2003 Baseball World Cup (12th), 2004 Olympics (8th), 2005 European Championship (2nd), 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2007 European Championship (7th). After the highly disappointing 2007 performance, he was canned in favor of Marco Mazzieri.

In December 2008, Faraone was inducted into the Italian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Faraone returned as head coach of Nettuno in 2009.

Sources: Italian stats, Marco Stoovelaar's Dutch baseball site story on Faraone's dismissal as national team manager

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