john cangelosi, 1990 upper deck #370, pirates

Player: Cangelosi, John

Card: 1990 Upper Deck #370

Position: OF

John Anthony Cangelosi (born March 10, 1963) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies. Cangelosi was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Miami Springs High School in Miami Springs, Florida.

John was the surprise of the White Sox’ 1986 spring camp when he displaced Rudy Law and Daryl Boston to win the center field job. He stole 50 bases for the White Sox as a rookie in 1986, an American League rookie record at the time.

While with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1987, he became the first Pirate in 21 years to steal home. He became the first hitter ever to face Randy Johnson on September 15, 1988.

On July 21, 1997, he became the first position player ever to pitch for the Florida Marlins, and he was a member of the team that won the World Series in 1997. A base-stealing standout, John’s last MLB game was in 1999.

John currently runs Cangelosi Baseball, a training facility in Lockport, Illinois, where his staff includes former big leaguer Dan Pasqua.

In 2019 John published “John Cangelosi: The Improbable Baseball Journey of the Undersized Kid from Nowhere to World Series Champion.”

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

1987 Topps #201
1988 Topps #506

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