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A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

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.

10 comments:

  1. I PLAYED BALL FOR NICK AT LEHMAN COLLEGE. IS HE STILL WORKING FOR THE YANKEES?

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  2. Hey Frank, I really appreciate you stopping by my blog!
    I just checked the Yankees web site, and he is not listed with their front office, but I would imagine he is still involved with them in some form.
    I am not sure, but I bet he can still be contacted c/o their front office....

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  3. Nick is a friend of mine. He works in the clubhouse now

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  4. I was stationed at Ft Belvoir with Nick. In 1953 we won the All Army Championship at Ft Sam Houston, Texas. I've been trying to contact Nick, by sending a note to Joe Girardi at Yankee Stadium, just in case Joe could contact him. [to no avail]

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  5. Hey Anonymous, thanks for stopping by my blog! Email me if you want, I would love to know more about this 1953 team!
    jimerado@hotmail.com

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  6. Anonymous, if you haven't gotten in contact with Nick yet, I have a friend who has contact with Nick still, e-mail me at jim.bowden@verizon.net

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  7. He coached Lehman Baseball while I was there 1974 to 1978. What a great leader and athlete !


    Hew was funny but firm . No BS from the Nick

    Does anyone know if he is on facebook ? I found one with no picture and it stated athlete . Do you think that is the one ?

    Ed Bertolas

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    1. Ed, did you play on the Lehman team with me in those years? --Stephen Hanks

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    2. Did you ever contact Nick.. I was on the Ft Belvoir baseball team with him Have some great stories.

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    3. Ed Storey I remember. [Belvoir 53-54 ] Never did contact Nick.

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