From SABR Encyclopedia
|Julio Giacomo Bonetti|
|Born:||1911-7-14 at Genoa (IT)|
|Died:||1952-6-17 at Belmont, CA (US)|
|Interred:||Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA (US)|
|SABR Searches:||Pictures ·|
Julio Bonetti passed through the major leagues rather quickly but would later make a name for himself in the minors, both good and bad. After pitching for the St. Louis Browns in 1937 and 1938, he found himself pitching for the the Los Angeles Angels in the Pacific Coast League in 1939. He showed amazing control that season. At one point he went 64 innings without giving up a walk and on August 10th he threw a shutout with only 64 pitches. Julio finished the season with a 20-5 record.
The following year he was purchased by the Chicago Cubs. However after one inning of work for the Cubs the Angels bought him back for $10,000. A year later still with Los Angeles he was suspended from baseball after being accused of receiving a large amount of money from gamblers as winnings on horse races. He hired a lawyer and made numerous efforts at reinstatement, all of them unsuccessful.
- 1993 baseball card. (Megacards-Conlon Collection)