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Bart Giamatti

Bart GiamattiAKA Angelo Bartlett Giamatti

Born: 4-Apr-1938
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 1-Sep-1989
Location of death: Oak Bluffs, MA [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Baseball Commissioner, 1989

Briefly the Commissioner of Baseball, Bart Giamatti suffered from a hereditary neuromuscular disorder, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, that causes nerves to the extremities to slowly degenerate. In many cases, the symptoms of CMT are so mild it never becomes a serious problem, but in severe cases patients eventually lose normal use of their limbs, hands, and feet. There is no known cure, and a 50/50 genetic chance of inheriting the disease if a parent has it.


[1] Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Oak Bluffs, MA.

Father: Valentine Giamatti (professor of Italian literature)
Mother: Mary Claybaugh Walton
Wife: Toni Smith (m. 1960)
Son: Marcus Giamatti (actor, b. 3-Oct-1961)
Son:
Paul Giamatti (actor, b. 6-Jun-1967)
Daughter: Elena Giamatti

    High School: South Hadley High School
    High School: Phillips Andover Academy
    University: Yale University (1960)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1964)
    Professor: Professor of English, Yale University
    Administrator: President, Yale University (1977-86)
    Administrator: Trustee, Mount Holyoke College

    Major League Baseball Commissioner (1989)
    Scroll and Key
    Italian Ancestry

Author of books:
The Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic (1966)


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