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Player: Pagnozzi, Tom

Card: 1991 Topps #308

Position: C/1B

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Thomas Alan Pagnozzi (born July 30, 1962 in Tucson, AZ) is a former 12-year Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1987 through 1998. Besides catcher, Tom also made 40 appearances at first base and seven at third base during his career.

Tom was born in Tucson, Arizona. Initially a backup catcher and utility player for the Cardinals, in 1990. He impressed Cardinals manager Joe Torre enough to move Todd Zeile, then the Cardinals' hot catching prospect, to third base to make room for him. Tom remained the Cardinals' regular catcher until 1996. While he had moderate power and was considered a run batted in (RBI) threat, he was primarily regarded for his defense, for which he won the Gold Glove Award in 1991, 1992, and 1994. He also made the National League All-Star team in 1992.

From 1986 to 1990, Pagnozzi also played in the Puerto Rican Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente with the Indios de Mayagüez (Mayagüez Indians). He retired from MLB as a player in 1998.

Tom had two baseball playing brothers: Tim was a shortstop in the Philadelphia Phillies chain in 1975 and Mike was a pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles chain in 1975-1978. Additionally, a nephew, Matt, reached the majors in 2009.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1989 Topps #208
1992 Fleer Ultra #268
1992 Donruss #254
2009 Italian American Baseball Heroes #75
2020 Topps Archives #FFA-TP (Autographed)


Tom is part of the Topps Card Tour – 1991 Topps – Go to the Next Stop

Tom is also part of the All-Star Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

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