Tony Avitable
Tony Avitable
Full Name:  Anthony N. Avitable


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Lee Corso (2nd to left) and TONY AVITABLE (center) after 24 strikeouts  


FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1953      1B      5-10 169  L  L  Fr       Lindenhurst, NY       
1954  24  P       5-11 175  L  L  Fr-R *   Lindenhurst, NY       
1955      P       5-11 175  L  L  So-R *   Lindenhurst, NY       
1956      P       5-11 175  L  L  Jr-R *   Lindenhurst, NY       


Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1991
An outstanding pitcher on one of Florida State's earliest baseball teams, Tony Avitable led the Tribe in 1955 and '56. With a fast ball in the 90s and a great curve ball, Tony's record with the Seminoles was 10-1. He pitched two one-hitters and struck out 135 batters in 95 2/3 innings. Twenty-four of those batters were struck out in one game, against Furman in 1956, giving Avitable the Florida State record for strikeouts in a game. That FSU record also stood as an NCAA record for 17 years until broken in 1973. Additionally, Avitable was the pitcher in FSU's first NCAA regional appearance. He threw one of his two-hitters in that game vs. Duke, coming out on top 2-1. Following that performance, Tony was named to the NCAA All-Region team. During his junior year with the Tribe, Avitable signed with the Kansas City Athletics and spent three seasons with the club, bringing Florida State baseball greatness to the professional level.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Pitching Statistics
Year   ERA  W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV  IP    H   R   ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  AB  B/AVG  WP HBP BK SFA SHA
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1955  4.00  1  0                        9.0   4   5   4      11                                          
1956        7  1  14 11  6   1   1  0  87.1  52  27      61 123                                          
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Tot   0.37  8  1  14 11  6   1   1  0  96.1  56  32   4  61 134   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0  0   0   0
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1954  .000            0   0   0   0   0       0    0  .000                                    
1955  .250            4   1   1           0   1    1  .250                  .250              
1956  .111  14  11   27   2   3           0   3    3  .111                  .111     5        
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Tot   .129  14  11   31   3   4   0   0   0   4    4  .129   0   0   0   0  .129  0  5   0   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1955
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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May  2 GEORGIA                     1                                           
May  3 GEORGIA                     1                    5.2   3   4       7   5
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Tot                         0  0   2  0  0   0   0  0   5.2   3   4   0   7   5
1956
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
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Mar 16 FURMAN               1      1  Y  1              9.0   1   1   1   6  24
Mar 24 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL 1      1  Y                 8.0   6   4       4   7
Mar 29 NORTH CAROLINA       1      1  Y  1              9.0   6   2       7  12
Apr  2 WEST VIRGINIA               1  Y                 5.0   7   6       3   3
Apr  7 WISCONSIN            1      1  Y  1   1          9.0   1   0   0      13
Apr 16 CINCINNATI           1      1  Y  1              9.0   7   2       2  11
Apr 23 GEORGIA                 1   1  Y                 8.0   3   2       7  13
Apr 27 MIAMI                       1  Y                 4.1   4   4       5   9
May  4 GEORGIA TEACHERS     1      1  Y  1              9.0   7   3       9  12
May  8 GEORGIA                     1                    0.1   0   0       0   1
May 11 ROLLINS COLLEGE             1  Y                 6.0   8   2       7   4
May 12 ROLLINS COLLEGE             1             1      1.1   0   0       1   2
Jun  1 DUKE                 1      1  Y  1              9.0   2   1   0  10  10
Jun  2 DUKE                        1                    0.1   0   0   0   0   1
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Tot                         7  1  14 11  6   1   1  0  87.1  52  27   1  61 122
1954
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 24 JACKSONVILLE STATE     7a .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
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                                 .000  1  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  0
1955
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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May  2 GEORGIA                9b .000  1                               0                      0            
May  3 GEORGIA                9b .000  1      2   0   0            0   0                      0   1    0   
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                                 .000  2  0   2   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    1   0  0
1956
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 16 FURMAN                 9  .333  1 P    3   1   1            0   1               1      0           1
Mar 24 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   9  .200  1 P    2   0   0            0   0               1      0   0    0  1
Mar 29 NORTH CAROLINA         9  .125  1 P    3   0   0            0   0                      0   1    4  1
Apr  2 WEST VIRGINIA          9  .100  1 P    2   0   0            0   0                      0   0    1   
Apr  7 WISCONSIN                 .100  1 P                             0                      0            
Apr 16 CINCINNATI             9  .154  1 P    3   0   1            2   1               1      0   1    0   
Apr 23 GEORGIA                9  .133  1 P    2   0   0            0   0                      0   1    1   
Apr 27 MIAMI                  9  .176  1 P    2   1   1            0   1                      0   0    1   
May  4 GEORGIA TEACHERS       9  .150  1 P    3   0   0            0   0                      0   0    1  1
May  8 GEORGIA                9a .150  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
May 11 ROLLINS COLLEGE        9  .136  1 P    2   0   0            0   0               1      0   0    1   
May 12 ROLLINS COLLEGE        9b .136  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0   0    1   
Jun  1 DUKE                   9  .125  1 P    2   0   0            1   0               1      0   1    3   
Jun  2 DUKE                   9a .125  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
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                                 .125 14 11  24   2   3  0  0  0   3   3  0   0  0  0  5  0   0    4  13  4