Joey Amalfitano

Amalfitano signed with the Giants as an twenty-year-old bonus baby in 1954, and under the rule of the time had to be kept on the ML roster, hindering both the Giants’ pennant chances and his own development. After finally receiving some minor league training (1956-59), he returned to the Giants as a utility infielder, never hitting enough to hold a regular position. He coached for several ML teams, and in 1979-82 he was one of the Cubs’ “rotating” managers.