Tuesday, July 26, 2011

#17 Jim Pagliaroni, Catcher

Jim Pagliaroni was a backup catcher for most of his career. He played for the Pirates, Red Sox, Athletics, and the Pilots. Jim was the catcher lucky enough to be on the field when Jim "Catfish" Hunter pitched his perfect game on May 8, 1968. His contract was purchesd by Pilots on May 27, 1969. He would be the back up for full time catcher Jerry McNertney. Jim retired from baseball after the 1969 season.

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Jim lost a five year battle with cancer on April 3, 2010. Another Pilot soaring with the angels.

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