2011 IBL Champion - San Marino
2009 IBL Champion - Bologna
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2011
After an amazing season as the first Italian player in triple A, in which he became the second player in Tacoma Rainiers team history to score 100 runs and drive in 100 runs (he added 30 HRs too), he got the call to the big club and could make his debut Thursday against the Anaheim Angels.
Posted At 05:09 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2009
Liddi turned 21 two weeks ago, so if he holds on for another week he can celebrate the league batting title with some champagne (he has a 7 point lead over Roger Clemens' son Koby), and he ranks 3rd in RBI, and 4th in HR and 2nd in OPS.
It would seem very likely that Liddi will start next season as the first Italian born hitter in double-A, and the take another step in his race with Alessandro Maestri to be the first Italian in the Major Leagues.
Posted At 09:09 PMby Michael
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
The move was after another pitcher was called up from Iowa after All-Star Ted Lilly went on the disabled list, so hopefully Maestri can prove he belongs for the rest of the year.
You can follow Maestri's season on the site of the Iowa Cubs
Posted At 05:07 PMby Michael
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
Liddi continues to shine at the plate in advanced single-A High Desert for the Seattle Mariners organization and continues his race with Cubs double-A pitcher Alessandro Maestri to be the first Italian product to make it to the Major Leagues.
Good Luck Alex!
Posted At 06:07 PMby Michael
THURSDAY, APRIL 02, 2009
Maestri came in to pitch the fifth inning in a game that Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano started.
Ale struck out Orlando Cabrera looking, allowed a ground ball single to Jason Giambi, and then struck out Matt Holliday and Eric Chavez for what will clearly be a memory that will last the young Italian righthander his whole life, and earning a handshake and compliments from Cubs manager Lou Piniella.
We hope to see Maestri back with the big club for good some time in the next year or two!
Posted At 04:04 PMby Michael
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