Ed Campaniello

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Ed Campaniello had a nine-year professional baseball career, spending eight years in the independent leagues and one in Europe. He was with the Welland Aqua-Ducks in 1995, hitting .339/?/.420; he finished fourth in the North Atlantic League in batting average. Campaniello states that the stats were changed after the final results were posted and he wound up with the top average. He did not make the post-season All-Star team. Campaniello was signed by the Cincinnati Reds at this point; he did not play a game in their system, though, as his roommate Randy Donisthorpe passed away. On 1996, he moved on to the Long Beach Riptide on an agreement with Cincinnati and batted a meek .211 with no homers and 15 RBI. He was used primarily in the difficult role of pinch-hitter. In 1997, he moved on to the Prairie League, playing for the West Man Wranglers and Minot Mallards, batting a combined .318 with no homers and 3 RBI in limited time in the hitters' league.

Signing with the Bayou Bullfrogs, Ed batted .343/?/.495 and led his club with 26 doubles, 7 triples and 69 runs scored as a fine producer in the outfield.

In 1999, he played left field for the Rimini Pirates of the Serie A1 and hit .329/~.420/.463, third on the club in average behind Claudio Liverziani and David Sheldon. He tied Jairo Ramos Gizzi and Massimo Fochi for second in the league with 46 RBI, trailing Sheldon. Rimini won the Serie A1 Championship and Campaniello had the winning hit in game seven, earning MVP honors for the championship series.

Campy returned to the US and hit .294/?/.407 with 18 steals as the DH for the Lafayette Bayou Bullfrogs; he would spend the remainer of his career primarily at DH. Moving to the Fort Worth Cats in 2001, he batted .286/?/.374. In 2002, he played for the San Angelo Colts (.269/?/.327) and Sioux City Explorers (.248/?/.342). In his last season, Ed batted .330 with 10 HR and 48 RBI for the Macon Peaches and would have tied for fourth in the Southeastern League had he played enough to qualify. He also spent part of the season with the Trois-Rivières Saints and Montreal Royales, combining to hit .212 with 1 HR and 17 RBI for the two Canadian Baseball League clubs; as per Campaniello, the league did not keep good records and discounted some of his hits. He also reports not playing for Montreal. Campaniello finished his playing career in 2004 with a batting average of .304.

Campaniello is hitting coach of the Amarillo Sox in 2013.

Campaniello is currently a professional hitting instructor and national director with America's Baseball Camps. He spends his offseasons in Anthem, Arizona.

Look for his own baseball web site to be launched soon called campybaseball.com.

Sources: Baseball.It stats for 1999, 1996-2004 Baseball Almanacs, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database, correspondence from Ed Campaniello

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