Pacillo with the Nashville Sounds in 1987
|Born: July 23, 1963|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|May 23, 1987, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 1, 1988, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Representing United States|
|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, where he had played baseball for the Pirates under head coach Mike Sheppard.
In 1982 and 1983, Pacillo played collegiate summer baseball for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). He played outfielder and pitcher, batting .338 in 1983 and leading Harwich to the league title. Pacillo was inducted into the CCBL hall of fame in 2005.
He debuted on May 23, 1987. In his debut he pitched 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs while striking out 3. In 1988 Pat was traded to the Montreal Expos along with Tracy Jones for Randy St. Claire, Jeff Reed, and Herm Winningham. He never pitched in the majors again.
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.
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.
- "Ten Legends into CCBL Hall of Fame". capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- Pat Pacillo page at Baseball Reference
- Pat Pacillo transactions at Baseball Reference
- 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."
- Iseman, Chris. "Where are they now? Rutherford native and Cincinnati Red Pat Pacillo", The Record (Bergen County), September 15, 2015. Accessed September 21, 2015. "Now a financial adviser for Wells Fargo, Pacillo lives in Bradley Beach with his wife, Karen."
- Pat Pacillo page at the Baseball Library
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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