Lory Lodestro

Lory Lodestro
Lory Lodestro

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Although just missing the major leagues, Lory Lodestro was one of the top pitchers ever to come out of Chautauqua County and gave countless hours to the youth of the area.

Lodestro was born on January 26, 1896, in Vallelunga, Italy, and came to Falconer when he was four. He attended school until he was 12 and then left to help support his parents and five brothers and a sister.

After World War I service in the Army overseas, Lodestro pitched very successfully from 1918-1923 in the minor leagues for such teams as Syracuse and Newark of the International League, which was just a step away from the majors.

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