George Canale

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George Anthony Canale IV

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Biographical Information[edit]

George Canale hit 76 career home runs in college, which currently (2009) places him 7th all-time in NCAA Division I. He played for Team USA in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup. He was signed as a 6th round pick in the 1986 amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and scout Ken Califano.

Canale played three years in the majors, but had a minor league career that stretched from 1986 to 1998. He had over 150 home runs in the minors. He also won a home run title in the Italian Serie A1 in 1996 and hit .331/.405/.585 with 20 homers in 91 games in Taiwan in 1997, finishing 4th in average, homers and slugging.

His uncle, Justin Canale, played in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes in the 1970s. He also played in the AFL from 1965 to 1969. Another uncle, Whit Canale, played in the AFL.

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