Norm Angelini

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Norman Stanley Angelini

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Biographical Information[edit]

Norm Angelini pitched in the majors in 1972 and 1973 for the Kansas City Royals. In 1972 he appeared in 21 games with an ERA of 2.25.

Norm was at Washington State University at the same time as Ron Cey. He was signed as a free agent in 1969 after being drafted three separate times but failing to come to an agreement. Norm went on to play 13 seasons in the minors, with a record of 81-67 and at least 60 saves (records are not complete). He had 20 saves for Omaha in 1975. Seven of his minor league seasons were spent in the AAA American Association.

Toward the end of his minor league career he went 9-5 with 8 saves on the 1980 Denver Bears, one of the great minor league teams. The team went 92-44 and included future major league stars such as Tim Raines, Tim Wallach, Bill Gullickson and eventual Japanese baseball star Randy Bass.

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