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Michael Joseph Abate
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 205 lb.
- School Norwalk Community College
- High School Norwalk High School
- Born July 16, 1978 in Norwalk, CT USA
 Biographical information
He began his career with the Everett AquaSox in 1999, hitting .254 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 57 games. The next year, he hit .250 in 55 games split between the AZL Mariners (seven games), Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (24 games) and Lancaster JetHawks (24 games). He played for the New Jersey Jackals in 2001, hitting .178 in 13 games.
Overall, he hit .244 in 125 minor league games.