Angelo John Giuliani
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Tony Giuliani, a former major league catcher and scout, died on Oct. 8, 2004, in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 91.
He debuted in 1936 as a catcher in the major leagues with the St. Louis Browns and he played in 243 games over seven seasons. He hit .233 in 674 at-bats and drove in 69 runs.
His playing career included the St. Louis Browns (1936-37), Washington (1938-39, 1943) and Brooklyn (1940-41).
He was the opposing catcher and was behind the plate on the day when Joe DiMaggio made his debut in 1936. Giuliani was also on the field in New York on the day that Lou Gehrig gave his farewell speech at Yankee Stadium in 1939.
Following his career as a player, Giuliani worked as a scout. He was a scout with the Senators and followed the team when it moved to Minnesota in 1961. He retired in 1987.
The talent that he signed for the Twins included Kent Hrbek, Tim Laudner, John Castino and Jim Eisenreich.
His other work included the creation of the Twins' youth clinics in 1961. That program continues today.