Dantonio, John “Fats”

We are collecting all sports trading cards, memorabilia and any photographs of John “Fats” D’Antonio. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He started his career in 1938 playing for the Taft Cardinals in the Texas Valley League. He played in the St. Louis Cardinals minors from 1939-1942 including playing catcher for the 1942 New Orleans Pelicans. In 1943, the New Orleans Pelicans became a minor league team for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Dantonio stayed with the home team. He played for the Pelicans up to 1944 which included a call up to the MLB level with the Dodgers in 3 games. In 1945, he played in 47 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He also played for their AA team in St. Paul. He spent 1946-1947 playing for the St. Paul Saints. Dantonio finished his playing career with the New Orleans Pelicans in 1948 which at that time was now a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate. Dantonio was born on December 31, 1918 and died on May 28, 1993.

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