John Anthony Castino
Positions: Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: October 23, 1954 in Evanston, IL
High School: New Trier HS (Winnetka, IL)
School: Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 1976 amateur draft.
Debut: April 6, 1979 (Age 24.165, 11,758th in MLB history)
vs. OAK 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Team: Twins 1979-1984
Agents: Bob Gilhooley,Jim Bronner [*]
Last Game: May 7, 1984 (Age 29.197)
vs. CAL 4 AB, 3 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- July 2016
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News -- May 2016
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News -- February 2016
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News -- December 2015
- 12/12 BoSox Injection: Red Sox Rookie of the Year winners: Ranking their careers: The Boston Red Sox have had six Rookie of the Year winners. Just who had the best career? The Major League Rookie of the Year...
News -- June 2015
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News -- January 2015
- 1/15 Jays Journal: Best Blue Jays Ever: Shortstop: It's time for Best Blue Jays ever.In this edition we look at Shortstop thus completing our trip around the infield. This...
News -- December 2014
- 12/3 Classic Minnesota Twins: 1974 Spring Training: Blyleven Taken Deep By Rollins College Player: This post highlights the March 6, 1974 Twins versus the Rollins Tars College spring training game. It was notable for the hitting...
News -- April 2014
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News -- November 2013
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News -- August 2013
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News -- July 2013
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News -- May 2013
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News -- May 2012
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News -- April 2010
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