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Joe Pignatano

Joe Pignatano
Pignatano as the Mets' bullpen coach, 1969.
Born: (1929-08-04) August 4, 1929 (age 84)
Brooklyn, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 28, 1957 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1962 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average .234
Home runs 16
Runs scored 81

Career highlights and awards

Joseph Benjamin Pignatano (born August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. He played from 1957-1962.

He played in the 1959 World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended his playing career with the New York Mets, hitting into a triple play in his final Major League at bat.[1]

After his playing career ended, he was a coach for the Washington Senators (1965-1967), New York Mets (1968-1981) and Atlanta Braves (1982-1985). During his years as bullpen coach with the Mets, Pignatano cultivated a vegetable garden in the bullpen.[2]


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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