Luigi Carrozza, who played for the Italian Baseball League club TELEMARKET RIMINI this year, has hung up his cleats. The 40-year-old, who made his Serie A1 debut in 1989 for FANTON CALZE VERDI BOLOGNA, announced his decision on the PIRATES website. He played in Rimini since 2006 and batted .291 (OBP .355/SLG .309) with 16 runs scored and 16 RBI in 34 games (29 starts) this season.
Carrozza appeared in 81 games for the Italian National Team and participated in three Olympic Games and two Baseball World Cups. He won the league title four times with CARIPARMA and once with the PIRATES. He already wanted to retire four years ago, but TELEMARKET called and he extended his career.