Barre Baseball Legend Louis “Crip” Polli to be Honored July 8 in Montpelier

Jul 01, 2023 615

BY: Brian Zecchinelli

A celebration to recognize Louis Polli’s legendary baseball career and official designation by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the first Italian-born ballplayer to play in the major leagues will take place Saturday, July 8, when the Vermont Mountaineers baseball team in Montpelier will host a Louis “Crip” Polli Night. This long overdue recognition will be a proud day for the Louis Polli family, the city of Barre, the state of Vermont, and Italians worldwide. 

The Italian American Baseball Foundation will be recognizing the life and career of Louis Polli with a plaque commemorating his baseball achievements. A Barre granite plaque with a rendering of Polli, to be permanently displayed at Montpelier recreation field, will also be unveiled. The award and the plaque rendering will be presented to Polli’s family at the First Pitch Ceremony.

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