Monday, December 14, 2009
Nick Testa 1958 New York Giants
Nick Testa is one of those interesting players in the game who had about half a sip of coffee at the Major League level, but stuck around the game for some time. On April 23rd of 1958, he caught one inning for the Giants and did not get an at bat. That is his career in the Majors.
He did hang around baseball, coaching, helping out in the minors, and even playing in Japan.
Nick let me know that his favorite players were Joe DiMaggio and Don Mattingly. He thinks the best athlete and player was Dave Winfield. Best all around was Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle.
As for managers and coaches, Nick is fond of Joe Torre and Jeff Torborg.
I was excited to hear what Nick thought, because he has been around baseball for so long.