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frank cimorelli, 1994 bowman #223, cardinals

Player: Cimorelli, Frank

Card: 1994 Bowman #223

Position: RHP

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"The thought never crossed my mind," Cimorelli told The Post-Dispatch of the possibility of quitting after a slow start in the minors. "It was very frustrating, but only in that they didn't think I could be the pitcher that I thought I could."

Frank Thomas Cimorelli (born August 2, 1968 in Poughkeepsie, NY) is former Major League Baseball pitcher. Cimorelli played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1994.

Cimorelli attended Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, New York, where he played shortstop as well as playing middle infield at Dutchess Community College on days when he was not pitching. At Dutchess, he batted .340 as a sophomore and won seven games as a pitcher. In his only season at Dominican College, he was an honorable mention NAIA All-American. He was drafted in the 37th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft.

In 1992, Frank set a Minor League Baseball record for pitchers with 65 consecutive games without committing an error. He spent five seasons in the minors, including three uninterrupted years with the Springfield Cardinals, before making his Major League debut against the Houston Astros on April 30, 1994. Frank did not earn a decision in his short MLB career, but earned one save in July. In his final Major League appearance on July 18, 1994, he surrendered four earned runs in a third of an inning against the Houston Astros, setting the stage for the biggest comeback in the history of the Astrodome.

After retiring, Frank was head coach at Wauwatosa West High School from 2000 to 2006, then was the head baseball coach at Milwaukee Area Technical College from 2007 to 2016.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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