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A. Bartlett Giamatti - New Haven, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 18.849 W 072° 55.706
18T E 673397 N 4575701
Quick Description: The grave of the the Renaissance scholar, the 19th President of Yale University, and 7th Commissioner of Baseball A. Bartlett Giamatti is located in Grove Street Cemetery at 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2019 3:55:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM10DT8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:

The grave of Angelo Bartlett Giamatti is marked by a black granite monument which is inscribed GIAMATTI on one side and on the other side has the inscription:

April 4, 1938 - September 1, 1989
Nineteenth president of Yale University
1978 - 1986

February 19, 1937 - September 18, 2004
Mother, Wife, Teacher


A. Bartlett Giamatti was an accomplished Renaissance scholar, writer, professor, President of Yale University, Commissioner of the National Baseball League and Commissioner of Baseball. As such, he achieved fame as both an academic and a sports figure.

As a scholar and writer he published:

Master Pieces from the Files of T.G.B. (1964)
The Earthly Paradise and the Renaissance Epic (1966)
Play of Double Senses: Spenser's Faerie Queene (1975)
The University and the Public Interest (1981)
Dante in America : the first two centuries (1983)
Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature (1984)
Take Time for Paradise: Americans and their Games (1989)
A Free and Ordered Space: The Real World of the University (1990)
A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of A. Bartlett Giamatti

As the youngest president of Yale University he presided over a controversial strike by clerical and technical employees. His efforts in negotiating and end to this strike led to an appointment as the Commissioner of the National Baseball League and then the Commissioner of Baseball. It was in this capacity that the public became best acquainted with A. Bartlett Giamatti.

Cincinnati Reds superstar ballplayer and manager Pete Rose and a shoo-in to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame was reported to be betting on the outcome of on baseball games, allegations which he denied. When Giamatti was elected Commissioner of Baseball on April 1, 1989 he inherited the problem from the previous commissioner. Giamatti resolved months of controversy by banning Pete Rose from baseball for life. This ban still remains in effect. Eight days later Giamatti died of a heart attack at the age of 51. He was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

Date of birth: 4/4/1938

Date of death: 9/1/1989

Area of notoriety: Sports

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: 8 am to 4 pm daily

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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