Monday, August 14, 2017

RIP - Paul Casanova

1960s' Senators catcher Paul Casanova passed away on August 12, 2017 at age 75.

Casanova was the Senators' starting catcher from 1966-71. His best season was 1967, when he was an All-Star although did not play in the game. That season he also caught an ENTIRE 22-INNING GAME against the White Sox. Although he went 1 or 9 at the plate, he got the game-winning hit.

He was also the Braves' backup catcher from 1972-74, and caught Phil Niekro's no-hitter in 1973.


1 comment:

Eric C. Loy said...

Casanova was in the Cubs system early in his career, there were a couple Topps photos taken of him in a Cubs uniform.