Michael Timothy Pagliarulo
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Miami
- High School Medford (MA) High School
- Debut July 7, 1984
- Final Game October 1, 1995
- Born March 15, 1960 in Medford, MA USA
Mike Pagliarulo played 11 seasons in the big leagues, achieving the most prominence during the years at the start of his career when he played for the New York Yankees. In 1987 he had 32 home runs, ninth in the 1987 American League.
He was signed as a 6th round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the New York Yankees and scout Fred Ferreira. Pag had been at the University of Miami from 1979 to 1981, the same years that Neal Heaton was there.
Mike made his major league debut with the Yankees in July 1984 and became a third baseman with some power, posting a slugging percentage of around .450 each season from 1984-1987. In the second half of his career he became somewhat of a journeyman, playing for four teams after being traded away by the Yankees in mid-1989. Not usually a high average hitter, he broke .300 in 1993.
Pagliarulo's father, Charles Pagliarulo, was a minor league infielder in 1958.
He is the second of two players whose last names start with "Pagliar", with the other being Jim Pagliaroni. One was nicknamed "Pag", the other "Pags".
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1986 & 1987)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1987)
- Won a World Series with the Minnesota Twins in 1991
- Rick Sorci: "Baseball Profile: Third Baseman Mike Pagliarulo", Baseball Digest, November 1992, p. 63.