Mauro Gozzo


Mauro Gozzo was a 1984 graduate. At the time he was considered one of the best all around athletes to come out of Berlin High School.

During his time at Berlin he participated in basketball for three years, football for three years, and baseball for four years.

In football he was All Northwest Conference as a defensive back in 1982 and was the starting quarterback in his junior and senior years. He was also captain in his senior year.

In basketball he was selected All Northwest Conference in his junior and senior years and was captain during his senior year.

It was in baseball where he really excelled. Mauro was a four year varsity starter. He was an All State selection in his senior year and was selected by the New York Mets in the 13th round in 1984. He went on to an eleven year professional career.

In 1987 he was traded by the Mets to Kansas City in the David Cone deal. In 1988 he was selected by Toronto in the Minor League draft. Mauro pitched in the Major Leagues for Toronto in 1988. In 1990 he was traded by Toronto to Cleveland and in 1992 he was signed by the Minnesota Twins and the Mets. In 1994 he was granted his free agency and retired from baseball in 1995. During his career he appeared in 48 games, pitched 124 innings, and had a record of 7-7.

Mauro is currently director of Gooses’s Gamers AAU 11 and up Baseball League and resides in Wallingford.

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