Italy World Baseball Classic Players

Italy comes into the 2013 World Baseball Classic with the challenge of having to face three teams in their opening pool with a heavy presence of Major League Baseball talent – the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Italy themselves does have some MLB players, most notably the up and coming first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo.

Led by Marco Mazzieri as the manager and having Mike Piazza on the coaching staff, Italy will play in Pool D along with the United States, Italy and Canada. Their first round game action will take place on March 7 versus Mexico, March 8 versus Canada and March 9 versus the United States. All games will take place at Chase Field.

Italy World Baseball Classic Roster


Justin Cicatello
Chris Cooper
Tim Crabbe
Tiago Da Silva
Jason Grilli
Alex Maestri
John Mariotti
Luca Panerati
Nick Pugliese
Dan Serafini
Brian Sweeney
Matt Torra
Pat Venditte


Drew Butera
Tyler LaTorre


Jeff Bianchi
Chris Colabello
Mike Costanzo
Anthony Granato
Juan Infante
Alex Liddi
Nick Punto
Anthony Rizzo
Alessandro Vaglio


Lorenzo Avagnina
Mario Chiarini
Chris Denorfia
Stefano Desimoni

World Baseball Classic Tickets

World Baseball Classic Ticket Prices

Below is a list of ticket prices for the American based games of the WBC.

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Phoenix AZ Chase Field 3/8/2013 $46.80
Scottsdale AZ Scottsdale Stadium 3/14/2013 $42.10
San Francisco CA AT&T Park 3/17/2013 $77.63
San Francisco CA AT&T Park 3/18/2013 $100.40
San Francisco CA AT&T Park 3/19/2013 $143.39

World Baseball Classic Schedule

You can find the full detailed slate of games of the WBC schedule at the official website for the tournament right here.

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