#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
1959-60 Jr G
2
0
6
0
12
6.0
 
1960-61 Sr G
8
0
4
2
10
1.3
 
Career    
10
0
10
0
0.0
2
0
0.0
0
0
0
22
2.2
0.0

Dave Giusti played two 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. He would score 10 points against Alfred in his junior season.

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