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Joe Pignatano

Joseph Benjamin Pignatano

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, US
High School: Westinghouse HS (Brooklyn, NY)

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Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 18 -4.0 Cairo KITL D BRO 3 8 3 1 0 0 .375 .500 4
1949 19 -3.0 Cambridge ESHL D BRO 87 268 62 7 4 0 .231 .287 77
1950 20 -1.9 Valdosta GAFL D BRO 127 424 121 17 17 4 .285 .434 184
1953 23 -1.4 Asheville TRIS B BRO 121 433 137 24 13 6 .316 .473 205
1954 24 -0.1 Elmira EL A BRO 118 335 83 10 9 2 .248 .349 117
1955 25 -2.3 Fort Worth TL AA BRO 125 447 381 49 76 11 5 5 41 3 2 57 69 .199 .305 .294 .599 112 2 4 3
1956 26 -0.9 St. Paul AA AAA BRO 81 258 224 37 66 11 1 5 29 13 28 32 .295 .378 .420 .798 94 5 2 4 0
1957 27 -1.3 Montreal IL AAA BRO 70 265 211 32 63 7 2 1 17 1 44 33 .299 .418 .365 .783 77 2 4 4
1963 33 6.6 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA BAL,NYM 86 280 236 37 56 13 2 3 27 2 4 44 43 .237 .357 .347 .705 82
1963 33 6.6 Rochester,Buffalo IL AAA NYM,BAL 86 280 236 37 56 13 2 3 27 2 4 44 43 .237 .357 .347 .705 82
1963 33 6.6 Buffalo IL AAA NYM
1963 33 6.6 Rochester IL AAA BAL
1964 34 7.5 Rochester IL AAA BAL 88 287 237 19 48 7 1 4 19 2 0 44 42 .203 .327 .291 .619 69 1 3 2
10 Seasons 906 3005 2757 174 715 108 54 30 133 21 6 217 219 .259 .314 .370 .684 1021 5 7 15 9
D (3 seasons) D 217 700 700 186 25 21 4 .266 .266 .379 .644 265
B (1 season) B 121 433 433 137 24 13 6 .316 .316 .473 .790 205
A (1 season) A 118 335 335 83 10 9 2 .248 .248 .349 .597 117
AA (1 season) AA 125 447 381 49 76 11 5 5 41 3 2 57 69 .199 .305 .294 .599 112 2 4 3
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 325 1090 908 125 233 38 6 13 92 18 4 160 150 .257 .369 .355 .723 322 5 5 11 6
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB lgCS% PO
1953 23 Asheville TRIS B BRO C 93 613 532 59 22 .964 6.35
1955 25 Fort Worth TL AA BRO C 116 611 548 53 10 6 .984 5.18 4
1956 26 St. Paul AA AAA BRO C 68 418 380 35 3 9 .993 6.10 7
1957 27 Montreal IL AAA BRO OF 11 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.45
1957 27 Montreal IL AAA BRO C 63 320 287 32 1 3 .997 5.06 5
1963 33 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA BAL,NYM C 82 496 454 37 5 4 .990 5.99 10
1963 33 Rochester, Buffalo IL AAA NYM,BAL C 82 496 454 37 5 4 .990 5.99 10
1964 34 Rochester IL AAA BAL C 84 534 508 23 3 6 .994 6.32 6
6 Seasons 517 3009 2725 239 45 28 .985 5.73 32
C (6 seasons) C 506 2992 2709 239 44 28 .985 5.83 32
OF (1 season) OF 11 17 16 0 1 0 .941 1.45
A 7890 value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1948 18 Cairo Egyptians Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League D BRO
1949 19 Cambridge Dodgers Eastern Shore League D BRO
1950 20 Valdosta Dodgers Georgia-Florida League D BRO
1951 21 Military Service
1952 22 Military Service
1953 23 Asheville Tourists Tri-State League B BRO
1954 24 Elmira Pioneers Eastern League A BRO
1955 25 Fort Worth Cats Texas League AA BRO
1956 26 St. Paul Saints American Association AAA BRO
1957 27 Montreal Royals International League AAA BRO
1957 27 Brooklyn Dodgers National League MLB BRO 1 1957-04-28 1957-09-29
1958 28 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1958-04-17 1958-09-26
1959 29 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1959-04-19 1959-09-29
1960 30 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 1960-04-14 1960-10-01
1961 31 Kansas City Athletics American League MLB KCA 1 1961-04-21 1961-09-29
1962 32 San Francisco Giants National League MLB SFG 1 1962-04-17 1962-07-08
1962 32 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 2 1962-07-14 1962-09-30
1963 33 Buffalo Bisons International League AAA NYM 1
1963 33 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL 2
1964 34 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA BAL

Sabr ID: 1b0bdb31

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