At the age of 40, Italian right-handed pitcher Fabio Betto has decided to retire. He will remain with Unipol Bologna, becoming an assistant coach under manager Marco Nanni. He was still able to give his team a chance to win every time he got to the mound, going 19-0 in 26 starts in the past two regular seasons. In 2012 he went 10-0 with an ERA of 2.35 in 13 starts. He struck out 39 in 72 2/3 innings, while walking 16.
Overall Betto accumulated a whopping 123 victories in Italy’s top division in Baseball. He began his career at Castelfranco Veneto and later also played for Reggio Emilia (debut in Serie A at age 17) and Parma before coming to Bologna, where he spent the past 14 years. He won six national championships and four European Cups. For the Italian national team he participated in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games and won the European Championship in 1997. He finishes his career with a 123-55 record and an ERA of 3.87 in 310 games.