Joey Amalfitano, teaching Giants how to beat Dodgers


The story the other day about how Anthony Amalfitano has reopened an old-school bakery back on Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes (linked here) brought us to wonder: Whatever happened to former long-time Dodgers third base coach Joey Amalfitano — who undoubtedly is related to Anthony, since the Amalfitanos are an institution in the San Pedro area.

A story in Sunday’s New York Times (lined here) answered the later question.

While Anthony may be working on his bundt cakes, the 76-year-old Joey, the Dodgers’ coach under Tommy Lasorda from 1983-’98, has been teaching San Francisco Giants’ farm system players the art of the bunt.

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