Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Baseball Birthday...John "The Count" Montefusco

Happy 64th Birthday to former big league pitcher John "The Count" Montefusco.

John Joseph Montefusco was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on May 25, 1950.

John went to Brookdale Community College, and made his big league debut on September 9, 1974 for the San Francisco Giants.

Not only did he make his big league debut as a pitcher, "The Count" also hit his first big league home run in his first big league at bat.

In 13 seasons, with the Giants, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and New York Yankees, Montefusco compiled a 90-83 record, with a 3.54 ERA.

John Montefusco was the 1975 National League Rookie of the Year, and a All-Star for the Giants in 1976.

The  '76 American Bicentennial was extra special for Montefusco, who put his mark on baseball with a no hitter vs. the Braves on.September 29th.

"The Count" pitched his final game in the big leagues on May 5, 1986, for the Yankees.

Happy Baseball Birthday to "The Count."

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