2013 Torrington Hall of Fame Inductees...C. J. Giampoalo
When you talk about standout baseball players from the Torrington area, one name will never be very far from the top.
C.J. Giampaolo was a mainstay on the mound for head coach Gerry Carbone his entire career which spanned fron 1997-2000.
During that time, he won 28 games, an average of seven per season.
It is thought that mark tops all who took to the rubber at Fuessenich Park in the 110 year history of Torrington baseball.
His honors during his high school career were many, including three times as an All-Naugatuck Valley League member and twice earning a spot on the First Team Class L All-Star team.
At the plate, Giampaolo racked it to the tune of a .364 average in his junior year and a .397 mark as a senior.
He was selected to play in the Senior All-Star game as well.
After his time with the Raiders, Giampaolo pitched for Naugatuck Valley Community College and earned First Team All-American status.
In a season at Southern Connecticut University, Giampaolo made the New England 10 Conference All-Rookie Team.
During the summer months, the former Raider played for the Torrington Twisters and Manchester Silkworms in the New England Collegiate Baseball league.
Giampaolo lives in California with his wife Jessica and his son Carter.
He will however, always be one of Torrington's favorite sons.