Hall of Fame and Museum

Andy Santillo

Name Andy Santillo
Position Male Player
Year 1991
 
Andy Santillo, a smooth fielding shortstop who led Mazzola-Castle to the World Championship in 1977, was inducted into the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association Hall of Fame in the Male Player Category. Santillo, a 6-foot, 190 pounder, was Mazzola's team captain and defensive leader. With Santillo at short, Mazzola participated in the USSSA World Series four times between 1974-78. Santillo played in nine World Tournaments over a ten year span and was named to the All-World Team three times, in 1973, 1975, and 1978. The Rochester native played in the very first USSSA tournament in 1968 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his team stayed loyal to the USSSA program. He compiled a .599 batting average in the World Tournament play, tops in the nation for players at his position in his era. While Santillo came through in the clutch at bat, it was his defense skills that kept the New York team competitive. He compiles a .944 fielding average with 1,941 putouts and 3,084 assists out of 5,484 chances. During his ten year playing career with the USSSA, Santillo compiles a .55 lifetime batter average with 1,600 career hits.