Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pete Daglia, pitcher: age 46

IND: 1932-33

On March 11, we observe the 60th anniversary of the death of Pete Daglia, a right-handed pitcher for the Indianapolis Indians of 1932 and 1933. A California native, Daglia spent many seasons in the Pacific Coast League, and came to the American Association in 1932 at the age of 26 when he appeared in nine games, winning four and losing three in 57 innings of work, sporting a flashy 3.44 ERA. Daglia returned to Indianapolis in 1933, putting in a full season as a member of the Indians. In 175 innings of work, Daglia won nine, lost nine with a 4.22 ERA. His last year in minor league ball came in 1937 at the age of 31. He was only 46 years of age when he passed away March 11, 1952 in Willits, California.

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