Pat Pacillo

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Pat Pacillo
Born: (1963-07-23) July 23, 1963 (age 50)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 23, 1987 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1988 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 4-3
ERA 5.90
Strikeouts 34
Pat Pacillo
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Team

Patrick Michael Pacillo (born July 23, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft out of Seton Hall University and he debuted on May 23, 1987. In his debut he pitched 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs while striking out 3.1 In 1988 Pat was traded to the Montreal Expos along with Tracy Jones for Randy St. Claire, Jeff Reed, and Herm Winningham.2 He never pitched in the majors again.

Pacillo grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey and played both baseball and football at Rutherford High School.3

Pacillo is perhaps best remembered for replacing Pete Rose on the Reds' 40-man roster following the 1986 season. Rose, who by that point was serving as the team's player-manager, removed himself from the roster in order to make room for Pacillo.

1984 Olympics

During the 1984 Summer Olympics, Pat played baseball for the United States team. Notable teammates included Will Clark, Barry Larkin, Mark McGwire, B. J. Surhoff, Bill Swift, and Bobby Witt. The US team lost in the final to Japan.


  1. ^ Pat Pacillo page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Pat Pacillo transactions at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Moran, Malcolm. "PLAYERS; A PITCHER WHO LIKES TO HIT", The New York Times, June 5, 1984. Accessed August 29, 2011. "Pacillo had also played football and basketball at Rutherford High School, and at one time he had pictured himself as a prospect in football, not baseball."


Pat Pacillo page at the Baseball Library

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