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Dave Giusti

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David John Giusti Jr.

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Dave Giusti was a starting pitcher for several years with the Houston Astros, reaching a high of 15 victories with the 1966 Astros, then was a spot starter with the 1969 St. Louis Cardinals, before spending most of the rest of his career as a sucessful reliever with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He led the 1971 National League in saves and pitched 5.1 innings in the 1971 World Series without giving up a run. He closed out his big league career pitching 60 games split between the 1977 Athletics and the 1977 Cubs.

Giusti was born in Seneca Falls, NY, went to North Syracuse High School and captained the Syracuse University team that placed third in the 1961 College World Series.

Converted to the bullpen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970, the palmballer saved 20 or more games four years in a row.

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