|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1930|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 2013|
Santa Clara County
Major League Baseball Player. For thirteen seasons (1953 to 1965), he played at the catcher and first-base positions with the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. He earned a place in the record books, as he caught two no-hitters from Hall of Fame pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958 and Jim Bunning in 1964. After attending Mission High School in California, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees. He experienced his years in the Minor Leagues while simultaneously attending St. Mary's College of California. Following his service with the United States Military during the Korean War, he marked his Major League debut with the Yankees on August 13th, 1953 and saw limited playing time over the next two years (1953 and 1954). After being acquired by Baltimore in a trade, he established himself as a highly-productive presence and a very popular figure among the fan base. He earned All-Star status three-times (1957 to 1959) and reached the 30 home run plateau in 1958. On September 20th, 1958 while with the Orioles, he was Hoyt Wilhelm's battery-mate as he pitched a no-hit game against the New York Yankees. On Father's Day, June 21st, 1964, as a Phillie, Triandos was behind the plate for Jim Bunning's perfect game against the New York Mets. In 1,206 regular season games, he compiled 954 hits (for which included 167 home runs) and a .244 lifetime batting average. After retiring from baseball, he was proprietor of a mail delivery service in the San Jose-area. He died from heart failure. (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
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