#23 Dave Giusti
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5'11" 195 lbs Guard
HS: North Syracuse Syracuse, NY
Born: 11/27/1939 Seneca Falls, NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Reb Fls DQ Pts PPG RPG
1958-59 So G    
0
 
0.0%
0
 
0.0%
     
0
0.0
 
1959-60 Jr G                            
1960-61 Sr G
8
0
4
2
10
1.3
 
Career    
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0

Dave Giusti played three seasons of basketball for Syracuse as a reserve guard, though he never lettered. He would have far greater success at Syracuse, and professionally, in baseball.

Giusti was both a shortstop and a pitcher for the Orangemen from 1959-1961, lettering 3 times. He helped lead Syracuse to a third place finish in the 1961 College World Series.

Giusti would play 16 years in major league baseball, most significantly as a starter for the Houston Colt 45s and a reliever for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He helped the Pirates to a World Championship in 1971, when he went 5-6, with a 2.93 era, and 30 saves, leading the league in saves. He was renowned for his palmball.

Guisti would retire from baseball in 1978. He would work as a salesman for Millcraft Industries and American Express before retiring in 1994 [1].

Giusti was inducted into the Syracuse Hall of Fame in 1989.

Major League Baseball Statistics
Seasons W L % ERA G GS CG ShO Sv IP H R ER BB SO
16 100 93
.518
3.60
668
133
35
9
145
1,716.6
1,654
764
687
570
1,103

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[1] SABR Baseball Biography Project