Americo Peter Petrocelli was born in Brooklyn and broke with Boston in 1963. He quickly became a regular and played in the 1967 & 1975 World Series.
He split his career between shortstop (774 games) and third base (727 games). He moved to third when Luis Aparicio joined Boston in 1970.
Rico was a big bat in the Boston lineup: 210 HR & 773 RBI over 13 years.
His big year was 1969 when he hit 40 HR. He hit 97 HR in a 3 year span, 1969-71.
Enjoy your day Rico!
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