San Diego’s Little Italy and Sanremo’s Alex Liddi share a love for baseball and its rich Italian history

May 17, 2013 848

Although San Diego can lay claim to Team Italy's lead off hitter/LA Dodgers infielder Nick Punto as their own born-and-raised MLB hero, Sanremo–a popular Italian Riviera resort town between Genoa and the French border–is the proud home of WBC teammate/Seattle Mariners third baseman Alex Liddi. Alex was literally weaned on baseball by his father, Agostino, and his mother, Flavia. Agostino's parents left Italy shortly after World War II to work as tailors in America.

While attending Beverly Hills High School, Agostino Liddi played baseball before repatriating to Italy after graduation. It was there that he met his future wife, Flavia, who played softball competitively in Italy.

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Fonte: http://mlbforlife.com/

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