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Loyola Hall-of-Famer Wayne Pietri inducted into AAABA Hall of Fame

August 15, 2008

Loyola Hall-of-Famer Wayne Pietri was recently inducted into the All American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) Hall of Fame on August 9 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Pietri played in the AAABA tournament in 1960 and 1961 as a pitcher and first baseman under fellow Loyola and AAABA Hall of Famer Louis “Rags” Scheuermann. He earned MVP honors in the 1961 tournament by picking up three wins on the mound with a 0.45 ERA in 21 innings pitched while helping his own cause with 14 hits and 13 RBIs as the New Orleans team took home the AAABA National Championship.

In three games played during the 1960 tournament, Pietri collected six hits and knocked in seven runs. He finished that year with a tournament-leading .500 batting average.

Pietri played basketball and baseball for the Wolfpack from 1962 to 1966. He was named part of the 1996 Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame class.

Following his time with the Wolfpack, Pietri signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and spent three seasons in their farm system.

“The Loyola community is very excited for Wayne and his family on his induction to the AAABA Hall of Fame,” says Loyola Athletic Director Dr. Michael Giorlando. “Wayne was one of Loyola’s all time great baseball player’s and his accomplishments on and off the field speak for themselves. He is most deserving of this honor.”

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