Dave Silvestri
Born: (1967-09-29) September 29, 1967 (age 54)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1992, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 16, 1999, for the Anaheim Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.202
Home runs6
Runs batted in36

David Joseph Silvestri (born September 29, 1967 in St. Louis Missouri) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 1999. He also played for the United States baseball team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Playing career

Silvestri attended the University of Missouri, where he played for the Missouri Tigers baseball team. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the second round of the 1988 Major League Baseball draft. That year, he played internationally for the United States baseball team in the 1988 Baseball World Cup, where he batted .333/.407/.542 with 10 runs as the club's shortstop. He won a silver medal with the team. He also played in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, winning a gold medal.

Before the 1990 season, Silvestri was traded with a player to be named later to the New York Yankees for infielder Orlando Miller. During the 1995 season, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for a minor league player.

Managing career

Silvestri managed the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York–Penn League in 2000 and the Great Falls Dodgers of the Pioneer League in 2001.