LA Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi tells how he got his lifelong nickname, Yog, while playing baseball as a kid on the Peck Park Giants.
July 30, 2020
Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Vol. II, No. 19 Anthony Pirozzi recalls playing baseball for the “Peck Park Giants”
With baseball back at bat, hear Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi recount playing baseball on the Peck Park Giants team and earned his lifelong nickname “Yogi” or “Yog” – pron. Yoge) ; and the fun family day that surrounded the games. As proud father of three sons (with wife Carolyn) Anthony carried on the baseball tradition being immensely involved with local Eastview Little League (EVLL).
Born and raised in San Pedro, Anthony Pirozzi (Jr.) is a proud San Pedro High School graduate, awarded his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a master’s degree in engineering from Loyola Marymount University.
He currently serves as the director of systems integration, test and launch organization at the Boeing Satellite Development Center, building and launching communication satellites. He will be retiring this year. He was appointed to the L.A. Board of Harbor Commissioners by Mayor Eric Garcetti and confirmed in October 2013.
Anthony has been a bright and influential presence in San Pedro giving service to community vis a vis EVLL and was a co-founder of Scaliwag Productions (no longer active) that produced some great shows featuring young talent at the Warner Grand Theatre.
He and his dad Anthony, Sr. (aka “TV Tony”) who was in SOLAHA Vol. I are our first father- son duet and you find his stories at SOLAHA website.
Other Memories From Anthony Pirozzi
- From Non-Deans List to Boeing Exec — Anthony Pirozzi
- Never forget where you come from — Anthony Pirozzi
- Anthony “Elvis” Pirozzi – all shook up — Anthony Pirozzi
- Grandpa Costa’s Backyard — Anthony Pirozzi
- The Peck Park Giants — Anthony Pirozzi
- Anthony Pirozzi and his dad “TV Tony” Pirozzi – First Father & Son “Duet