Matt DeSalvo

Matthew Thomas DeSalvo (born September 11, 1980) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He made his major league debut with the New York Yankees on May 7, 2007, against the Seattle Mariners going 7 innings and only giving up 3 hits.

Matt DeSalvo
Matt DeSalvo
DeSalvo with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2007
Born: September 11, 1980 (age 38)
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 7, 2007, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 22, 2008, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–3
Earned run average7.89


DeSalvo graduated from Union Area High School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1998, and Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, in 2003. He holds the NCAA Division III record for career wins (53), strikeouts in a season (205), and strikeouts in a career (603.) His records for career wins and career strikeouts are NCAA All-Division records. DeSalvo was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2016, becoming the first Division III pitcher inducted.

DeSalvo was an All-League player for the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes League, He also played for the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

New York Yankees

DeSalvo was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Yankees in 2003. In 2005, he posted a 9-5 record and a 3.02 earned run average (ERA) in 24 starts with the Trenton Thunder. In 2006, his control deserted him, as he averaged 15 and 7.9 walks per 9 innings in, respectively, 78 innings at Trenton and ​38 23 innings at Triple-A Columbus Clippers. In the minor leagues from 2003–06, he averaged 7 hits, 5 walks, and 8 strikeouts per 9 innings.

On January 26, 2007, DeSalvo was designated for assignment.[1] He cleared waivers, and was sent outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on February 1.[2] DeSalvo made his major league debut for the Yankees on May 7, 2007, against the Seattle Mariners. He pitched 7 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 run, but received a no decision in the Yankees' 3-2 loss.[3] On May 13, 2007, DeSalvo got his first MLB win against the Mariners. He went ​6 23 innings with 2 strikeouts, while only giving up 7 hits and 2 runs.

Atlanta Braves

On January 5, 2008, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. On August 15, he was called up from the Richmond Braves to replace Tom Glavine on the Braves roster, and was briefly used in the bullpen before being sent back down on August 23. DeSalvo was released on September 4 after refusing an outright assignment to the minors.

New York Mets

On January 29, 2009, he signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.[4] He was released by the Mets on April 4.

Tampa Bay Rays

On May 25, 2009, DeSalvo was signed to a minor league deal by the Tampa Bay Rays. On August 12, 2009 DeSalvo was released by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Florida Marlins

On August 15, 2009, DeSalvo signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins. On May 3, 2010, DeSalvo was released by the Florida Marlins.

York Revolution

On August 15, 2010, he signed and was activated by the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He started that same day against the Lancaster Barnstormers. He pitched 5 innings, striking out 7 and giving up 6 earned runs. He was the winning pitcher thanks to an 18 run outburst by the York team. On February 10, 2011, he signed a contract with the York Revolution.[5] Despite being injured for much of the second half, he finished the season third in the Atlantic League in strikeouts with 108 and fourth in ERA at 3.89. He returned to pitch an inning in the final regular season game. He then pitched in both the divisional series win against Lancaster and the championship series win vs. Long Island. He was on the mound when the final out was recorded.

Lamigo Monkeys

DeSalvo signed with the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League for the 2012 season.

Personal life

DeSalvo is an avid reader.[6] He has a reading list with over 400 titles, and has read about 200 so far, including Albert Camus' Myth of Sisyphus and Christa Wolf's In Search of Christa. He now lives in Union Township with his wife, Emily DeSalvo [7]


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  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  4. ^ "Mets sign four to minor league deals". The Associated Press. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  5. ^ Atlantic League transactions Archived 2011-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
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  7. ^ Kepner, Tyler (May 12, 2007). "Studying the Majors, With 200 Books to Go". The New York Times. Retrieved May 12, 2010.

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1980 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1980 throughout the world.

2007 New York Yankees season

The New York Yankees' 2007 season was the Yankees' 105th in New York and their 107th overall dating back to their origins in Baltimore. The season started with the Yankees trying to win the AL East championship, a title they had won every season since after the 1997 season, but ultimately they came in second place to the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees instead won the American League wild card, beating out the Seattle Mariners and the Detroit Tigers.

2008 Atlanta Braves season

The 2008 Atlanta Braves season was the 43rd in Atlanta and the 138th overall. The Braves attempted to reclaim a postseason berth for the first time since 2005. They were once again skippered by Bobby Cox, now in his 19th season (of his second stint) managing Atlanta. As a result of John Schuerholz taking the position of team president, the Braves entered the offseason with Frank Wren as their general manager.

The team wore a patch on the right sleeve "BEACH" in honor of former Braves player and bench coach Jim Beauchamp, who had died after the previous season ended. 2008 saw the departure of two of the team's longtime radio and television announcers. Skip Caray died on August 3, while Pete van Wieren announced his retirement on October 21. Both men had been broadcasting for the team since 1976.

2012 Caribbean Series

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Atlanta Braves all-time roster

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New Castle, Pennsylvania

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New England Collegiate Baseball League

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