Mark Belanger

Birth Name: Mark Henry Belanger

Date of Birth: June 8, 1944

Place of Birth: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Death: October 6, 1998

Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.

*French-Canadian (father)
*Italian (mother)

Mark Belanger was an American professional baseball player. He was a shortstop and coach. With eight gold gloves, he is widely considered to have been one of the greatest defensive defensive shortstops of all time.

Mark was the son of Maria and Edward Louis Belanger.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was Wilfred Joseph Belanger (the son of Edward Belanger and Marie Edmire Bourdeau). Edward was born in Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Isidore Belanger and Marie Esther Foisy dit Freniere. Marie was born in Naperville, Québec, Canada, the daughter of Joseph Theophile Bourdeau and Flavie Trembley.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Louise A. Lajeunesse (the daughter of Louis Benjamin Lajeunesse and Lidivina Louise Charbonneau).

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Bortolo Bianchi (the son of Angelo Bianchi and Bolani Faustina). Bortolo’s parents were Italian.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Rose Mary Bauchiero (the daughter of Dominick Boccaro and Theresa Beauchi). Rose’s parents were Italian.

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