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Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets at Citi Field in New York
Colorado Rockies Chris Iannetta gets hit by a pitch thrown by New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the sixth inning at Citi Field in New York City on July 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Christopher Domenic Iannetta (born April 8, 1983, in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American-born Major League Baseball catcher for the Colorado Rockies.

He went to St. Ann School in Providence, Rhode Island, and attended St. Raphael Academy, a Roman Catholic high school in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. His jersey was retired there, and is hung there for all to see. He was awarded All-State honors on three consecutive occasions. He was awarded the C. Dona Manyard Award which is given to a male athlete who excels in the classroom and on the field.

Iannetta attended the University of North Carolina and played catcher and first base.He played on the 2002 Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League, and is featured in the book The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream by Jim Collins. As a sophomore in 2003, he finished fourth on the squad with a .319 batting average and ranked third with 55 RBI. Ianetta was named to the NCAA Starkville Regional All-Tournament Team and tallied five hits and four RBI in the Tar Heels' NCAA Tournament run.

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