WestSouthwest July 4, 2016

Jul 2, 2016

Tony Gianunzio outside of Wrigley Field
Credit Courtesy of the Gianunzio Family

For Independence Day, we have a rebroadcast of an "All-American" story. Tony Gianunzio of Kalamazoo shares his story of a baseball career put on hold by service in World War II. And how he finally made it to the pitcher's mound at Wrigley Field 73 years later. 


Gianunzio was featured in a documentary video produced by the College of Cinematic Arts in Grand Rapids. During the filming, Gianunzio was informed that the Cubs had invited him to throw out the first pitch before a game at Wrigley Field.