Archi Cianfrocco

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Angelo Dominic Cianfrocco

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Archi Cianfrocco was an all-purpose utility player during his seven years in the major leagues. He played every position except center field and pitcher. Of his 500 games, he had 235 at first base, 185 at third base, and smaller amounts at the other positions.

On July 21, 1995, he set a new career-high with 6 RBI in a game and also became the first player since at least 1914 (and only player through the 2015 season) with 6 RBI in a 9-inning or shortened game in which a player entered the game in the 7th inning or later. He actually entered in the 8th inning, hitting a pinch-hit grand slam off Steve Bedrosian to give the San Diego Padres a 4-2 lead. He added a two-run single in the 9th off Mike Stanton to beat the Atlanta Braves, 9-6.

He hit .300 in the minors in 1992, 1994, and 1995, each season of which he also was in the majors.

In Japan he played for the Seibu Lions.

An extensive review of Archi's career appears here: Archi Cianfrocco

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