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dan miceli, 2005 topps #56, Astros

Player: Miceli, Dan

Card: 2005 Topps #56

Position: RHP

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Daniel Miceli (born September 9, 1970 in Newark, NJ) is former major league baseball relief pitcher. Dan was signed by the Kansas City Royals as an amateur free agent in 1990, but never saw time at the major league level for Kansas City. Instead, he was dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates (July 31, 1993) with pitcher Jon Lieber in exchange for pitcher Stan Belinda. He made his major league debut on his birthday, September 9, 1993.

From 1997 through 2005, the well-traveled Miceli's services were sought from contenders and non-contenders alike, as teams attempted to fill vacancies in their bullpen. He made stops in Detroit, San Diego, Florida, Texas, Cleveland, New York (AL), Colorado (three times), Houston and even an overseas stay in Japan as member of the Yomiuri Giants. Dan pitched in the 1998 World Series for San Diego against the Yankees, allowing no runs in 1.2 IP.

On July 29, 2003, Miceli became part of the Astros relief corps. In 2004, He went 6-6 with a respectable 3.59 ERA, and made career highs in games (74) and strikeouts (83). He also made his second postseason trip that season, coming within a game of another World Series berth.

On January 12, 2006, after returning from Japan, the journeyman signed on with his tenth team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, agreeing to a two-year deal.

Overall, Dan had a fourteen year MLB career in which his services were in demand.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1994 Topps Future Star #224
1995 Topps #109


Dan is part of the Born in New Jersey Tour – go to the Next Stop

Dan is also part of the Pittsburgh Pirates Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

Dan is the last stop on the Detroit Tigers Player Tour – Go Home

Dan is also part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop

See Miceli’s baseball cards at TCDB

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One thought on “Dan Miceli: Newark NJ native, 14 year MLB career

  1. TechyList says:

    What a fascinating read! As an Italian American myself, it’s great to see the contributions of our community in baseball. Dan Miceli’s story is truly inspiring and a testament to the hard work and dedication of Italian Americans in the sport. Can’t wait to learn more about the history of Italian Americans in baseball.

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