Milo Candini


Milo Candini is a Manteca native who signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees in 1936. He was later traded to and played for the Washington Senators of the American League. He pitched to all-time baseball legend Lou Gehrig, hit a home run to the deepest reaches of Monument Valley at Yankee Stadium, guarded President Truman on opening day, played for the now famous 1950 Philadelphia Whiz Kids and played eight years in
the majors and 13 years in the minor leagues.

His major league record was 26 wins, 21 losses; .533 winning percentage; started 37 games; had 13 complete games; pitched a total of 537.2 innings; five shutouts; and won 12 games in relief with eight saves.

He has 144 plate appearances with a respectable .243 batting average. As a fielder, he committed a minuscule three errors for a .987 fielding percentage.