Christopher John Cannizzaro (born May 3, 1938 in Oakland, California) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1960–1961), New York Mets (1962–1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968), San Diego Padres (1969–1971, 1974), Chicago Cubs (1971) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1972–1973). He batted and threw right-handed.
In a 13-season career, Cannizzaro posted a .235 batting average with 18 home runs and 169 RBI in 740 games played.
In 1969 Cannizzaro became the very first San Diego Padre ever selected to play in MLB's All-Star Game.
By Dean Hanley
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