Joseph Jolin Monteiro
July 2, 1926
May 29, 2001
1952-53 Pawtucket Slaters (ABL)
Pretty sure the "Monterro" or "Mantiero" that is listed as playing briefly for the Pawtucket Slaters is Rhode Island's Joseph Monteiro, who played many league baseball for years.
Monteiro served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2, and in 1947, signed with the Lawrence/Lowell baseball club in the New England League. In 1948, he began a four-season stint with Granby in Quebec, with 1951 being his best years with a .353 batting average and 28 home runs. He moved up to Richmind in the Class-B Piedmont league in 1952. In the off-season between 1952 and 1953, the 6'3 athlete played sporadically with his hometown basketball team, the Pawtucket Slaters. In 1954, he finally got the interest of a major league baseball club, signed by the Cincinnati Reds and assigned to the Colonial Heights farm team. Despite batting .301 and hitting 25 home runs, he was sold to the Phillies who sent him to the Class-C team in Trois-Rivieres in Quebec. He was released part-way into the season, and after playing some independent baseball in North Dakota, ended his baseball career.
Minor League Baseball Stats