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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsLou PolliLouis Americo PolliNickname: CripBorn: July 9, 1901 in Baveno, ItalyDied: Dec. 19, 2000 in DenmarkDebut: 1932 | Pos: PHt: 5’10.5″ | Wt: 165 | B: R | T: RYrsGIPWLSvSOERA22442.1023114.68>> Visit theLou Polli biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Lou Polli, one of the oldestformer players at the time of his death, died on Dec. 19, 2000, at theage of 99.  In two major league seasons,the pitcher compiled an 0-2 record and a 4.60 ERA in 43 innings. Born in Italy, he came toAmerican with his family when he was seven months old to join his fatherwho was working in granite quarries in Vermont.He signed with the New YorkYankees in 1927 and played in the team’s minor league system.  Hedebuted in the major leagues with the St. Louis Browns in 1932 at the ageof 30.He pitched again for theNew York Giants in 1944.In the minor leagues, heis credited with 3 no-hitters including the last professional game he played. After retiring as a player, he managed a semi-pro team in Halifax, NovaScotia.He worked in the granitequarries and also served as constable, tax collector and town agent in Barre Town. Source:  AssociatedPress