#70SportWays (61): Giulio Glorioso, a legend of Italian baseball
Giulio Glorioso (Udine, 4th January 1931 – Rome, 20th June 2015) is considered the best Italian baseball player of history. His long career lasted from 1948 to 1975 and he made his debut in the first Italian League when he was only 18 years old, with S.S. Lazio.
During his career, he won seven Italian championships: two of them wearing the the white-skyblue colours, in 1949 and 1955. He also won the European title with Italy in 1954 and a Champions Cup in 1965. He is the best Italian pitcher of all time, with a strike out record (2.884) and he was twice the best batter (287 of average with 45 home runs).
With Italian National team, he obtained 68 caps, including the first international match of Italy, against Spain at Stadio Flaminio in 1952. Today his legacy is very strong and his considered as one of the most representative athletes of Polisportiva Lazio.