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Manuel Salvo (Gyp)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 210 lb.

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Right-hander Manny Salvo pitched in professional baseball for 17 seasons, 1932 through 1949, with the exception of one season (1945) when he served with the United States Army during World War II. His first appearance in pro ball was made with the Sacramento Senators of the Pacific Coast League at the age of 20 in 1932. This would be the first of 13 seasons for Salvo in the minor leagues.

Manny's best account's of his minor league play would show in 1938, when he went 22-9 with a 2.60 ERA for the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League and in 1944 when he was 18-7 with the Oakland Oaks of the same league. Salvo would have seven double digit winning seasons in the minors, five of them on the plus .500 side, building a 143-125 record and a 3.31 ERA, while pitching 2,273 innings.

Salvo would also spend all or parts of five seasons in the major leagues from 1939 through 1943. Manny would have one winning season in the big leagues, coming with the 1940 Boston Bees when he went 10-9 with a 3.08 ERA, appearing in 21 games and pitching 160 innings. He also appeared with the New York Giants in (1939), the Boston Braves in (1941-1943) and the Philadelphia Blue Jays in (1943). Salvo's career big league numbers show him with a 33-50 record and a 3.69 ERA while pitching 721 innings.

In 1940 five of Manny's 10 victories where shutouts, placing the 6' 4" right-hander first in the league in that department.

Manuel Salvo died on February 7, 1997 in Vallejo, CA, at the age of 84.


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