Saturday, March 13, 2010

Final Card: Doug Camilli

Doug Camilli (#551) was a 2nd-generation major-leaguer. His father Dolph was a 1st baseman for the Cubs, Phillies, and Dodgers in the 1930s and 1940s. Doug was signed by the Dodgers in 1957, and spent 5 full seasons in their minor-league system, with brief call-ups in 1960 and 1961.

From 1962 to 1967, Doug was a fulltime major-league catcher, but averaged only 33 starts per season during that time. After the 1964 season, the Dodgers sold him to the Senators.

Washington released him prior to the 1968 season. He was out of baseball until the Senators re-signed him on September 13, 1969. He caught six innings the following day, then did not play again. He was released after the season.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Doug Camilli, in addition to being the son of Dodgers' star, Dolph Camilli, was also the nephew of boxer Frankie Campbell (birth name: Francisco Camilli), who died as the result of injuries inflicted upon him during a bout with Max Baer in 1930.