GW Baseball Alum Sam Perlozzo Returns to Minnesota Twins
Former Academic All-American Signs on With Team That Originally Drafted Him
Dec. 26, 2013
WASHINGTON - George Washington baseball alum Sam Perlozzo '73 is returning to the team that originally signed him after joining the Minnesota Twins as their Minor League Infielder and Base Running Coordinator.
ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick first reported the news on Dec. 23.
Perlozzo, a two-time Academic All-American and the 1972 Most Valuable Player for the Colonials, returns to the big-league squad that originally signed him as an amateur free agent in 1973. He played in 12 career games for the Twins before a transition into coaching.
After picking up 350 victories, three championships and no losing seasons as a minor-league manager he moved into the majors, making stops with the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles.
In Baltimore, he served as major league manager from 2005-07 and directed the Orioles to 122 wins in 286 games.
The Cumberland, Md., native ranks seventh all-time at GW with 52 steals and led the NCAA with 25 steals (1.0/game) as a senior in 1972, leading the Colonials with a .345 batting average that year.
A GW Athletic Hall of Famer, Perlozzo is one of five baseball alums to make it to the major leagues as a player or coach along with current head coach Gregg Ritchie '86, Stephen Korcheck '53, John Flaherty '90 and Mike O'Connor '02.