Card: 1989 Score #189
"I played with the greatest players. I learned so much, I wouldn't change a thing. I became a better player, more appreciative of the game itself because of the players I played with in New York. I played with Don Baylor, Ron Guidry, Phil Niekro, Dave Winfield, all great players. My coaches, from Yogi Berra to Lou Piniella to Billy Martin, they weren't afraid to get in my face and tell me what I needed to do." Mike Pagliarulo on MLB.com (Mark Feinsand, 01/12/2002)
Medford, MA born Michael Timothy Pagliarulo, a.k.a. "Pags" is a former major league third baseman. He played for the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Texas Rangers, and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Seibu Lions.
He was signed as a 6th round pick in the 1981 amateur draft by the New York Yankees and scout Fred Ferreira. Pag had been at the University of Miami from 1979 to 1981, the same years that Neal Heaton was there.
Mike Pagliarulo played 11 seasons in the big leagues, achieving the most prominence during the years at the start of his career when he played for the New York Yankees. In 1987 he had 32 home runs, ninth in the 1987 American League. However, it was with the Minnesota Twins that Pagliarulo won his only World Series championship as the starting third baseman in 1991.
Pagliarulo served as the hitting coach for Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, and also for the Miami Marlins (2016-2019).
MIke is part of the New York Yankee Players Tour – Go To the Next Stop
Mike has also been an IABF Honoree – Go to the Next Stop
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