Then like now good fielding infielders were a first class commodity, and Pete Castiglione was a high-rated defensive infielder. He broke in with the Pittsburgh Pirates after World War II and by 1949 was the team’s starting third baseman. In 118 he hit a respectable .268 and had a very solid .362 on-base-percentage, with 20 doubles, 2 triples and 6 homers and scored 57 of the team’s 681 runs.
A fans favorite with Pirates fans because of his aggressive work habits, Pete Castiglione played seven seasons in the majors, the first 6 and a half with Pittsburgh before being traded to the Cardinals. Baseball Historian