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In case there are any OHers out there of Italian heritage (or just old time baseball buffs), here's an NBC sports blog about a new set of Italian American baseball cards, created by the organization I work for.

A few former O's like Mazzone, Mazzilli, Decinces, Belanger (didn't realize Belanger was Italian) are part of the set..some pretty interesting and obscure names in there too. Hope you enjoy.

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It's funny, because my wife grew up in Italy and just last night we were talking about the only six all-time major leaguers born in Italy. I was explaining to her that Italian-American players are legion. She might get a kicj out of this.

The best bet for the next Italian MLB player might be Alex Liddi. The kid was named the Mariner's ML player of the year after he tore up High A ball in the Mariners system last year. He was born in San Remo.

There are a couple Italian minor leaguers today, mostly pitchers. Who is on your list of six Italian born players?

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