December 18th, 2012

Gino Cimoli

December 18, 1929 – Future Dodger outfielder Gino Cimoli was born in San Francisco. Cimoli, a National League All-Star in 1957, was the first batter at San Francisco’s Seals Stadium against Giants starter Ruben Gomez on Opening Day 1958 when the Dodgers and Giants moved to the West Coast. The Dodgers traded Cimoli after the 1958 season to the Cardinals in a deal for outfielder Wally Moon. After his retirement from baseball, Cimoli worked at UPS as a delivery driver for 21 years and was honored by the company for never being involved in an accident. He passed away at age 81 in 2011.