Little League® International remembers John Sebastian “Jack” Pulizzi Jr., M.D., member of the 1947 Brandon Little League team to play in the first Little League Baseball® World Series. He was 81.
Born in Williamsport, Pa., Dr. Pulizzi played for Brandon Little League throughout his childhood and in Game 3 of the 1947 LLBWS, helped lead his team to a 14-2 win over Montgomery Little League before falling to the eventual champion, Maynard Little League, in Game 8, 10-4.
Dr. Pulizzi was a veteran of the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of Captain, and served just prior to the Vietnam era. He was also a former president of the American Medical Tennis Association, captain of the tennis team at Sleepy Hollow Racket Club, in Falls Church, Va., and a family physician who opened his own practice for 53 years in Alexandria, Va.
Surviving Dr. Pulizzi along with his wife, Sandra, are his children, Diane, John, Michael, Scott, Keary, and Heather; his brother, Henry; the mother of his children, Pearl; as well as 17 grandchildren.