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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 19, 2019 10:19 AM
From: Representative Barry J. Jozwiak
To: All House members
Subject: Rocco “Rocky” Colavcito, Jr. For the National Baseball Hall of Fame
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution nominating Mr. Rocco Colavito Jr. to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rocky Colavito began his baseball career at the age of 16. In 1951, he signed with the Cleveland Indians. By 1954 he had hit 38 home runs and amassed 116 runs batted in (IRBI’S) for the Indianapolis Indians. In 1955, he finally made his Major League Baseball debut for the Cleveland Indians and ended the year tied for the American League Rookie of the Year.

Mr. Colavito quickly made a name for himself as a power hitter and batted a career high of .303 in 1958.

On June 10, 1959, he became the 8th of only 18 MLB players who have hit four home runs in a single game.

On September 30, 1968, Mr. Colavito retired ending his professional baseball career with a .266 batting average, 374 home runs, and 1,159 Runs Batted In, and was names an All-Star nine times.

In 2006 he was inducted into the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame.

Mr. Colavito currently resides in Berks County, Pennsylvania with his wife of almost 65 years.

Mr. Colavito’s record as a baseball player is superior to some players already in the Hall of Fame.

Please consider co-sponsoring this resolution honoring the Baseball life of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito, Jr. and help nominate him to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Introduced as HR669