Mario Chiarini
Chiarini in Rimini Baseball colors
T&A San Marino – No. 45
Born: (1981-01-07) January 7, 1981 (age 41)
Rimini, Italy
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
IBL debut
1997, for the Rimini Baseball
Mario Chiarini
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  Italy
Intercontinental Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Chinese Taipei Team
European Baseball Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Germany Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 Netherlands Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Czech Republic and Germany Team

Mario Chiarini (born 7 January 1981) is an Italian baseball player who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics.[1] He's the current captain of the Italian team.



Mario Chiarini was 16 years old in his senior debut, in 1997, for his hometown team Rimini Baseball.

Minor league

Chiarini played for the Arizona League Mariners in 2000.

Back to club

After his stint with Mariners, Chiarini continued his career in Rimini from 2001 to 2015. With Rimini he won 3 Italian championships, and 2 national cups. Chiarini currently plays for the T&A San Marino.


Mario Chiarini has played for Italy national baseball team since 2002. He made the roster for the World Baseball Classic for the first time in 2009. He also represented his country in the 2013 edition.

At the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Chiarini made a spectacular diving catch to rob Bobby Abreu of an RBI. In the process of doing so, Chiarini suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction: Mario's belt split in half.

As a member of national team, he won two European Baseball Championships, in 2010[2] and in 2012.[3] He missed the 2016 edition because of an injury, to which manager Mazzieri said to be "strange to coach the team without him for the first time".[4][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mario Chiarini". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  2. ^ "European Championship Seniors '10 ITALY Team Roster". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Scelti i 24 azzurri per l'Europeo". Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball. 4 September 2012. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.
  4. ^ "FIBS Twitter". Retrieved 16 December 2016.