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paul sorrento, 1993 Topps #264, indians

Player: Sorrento. Paul

Card: 1993 Topps #264

Position: 1B/LF

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Born in Somerville, MA, Paul Anthony Sorrento is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1989 through 1999, He played for the Minnesota Twins (1989–1991), Cleveland Indians (1992–1995), Seattle Mariners (1996–1997) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–1999) during an 11 year career.

Paul played college ball at Florida State University, where he hit 17 home runs as a freshman. As a junior, he led the team with 22 homers and 86 RBIs as the school was runner-up in the 1986 College World Series. He made his major-league debut on September 8, 1988 for the Twins, walking as a pinch-hitter against Kansas City. On September 12 against Toronto, he had his first major-league hits, both off Todd Stottlemyre, going 2-for-4.

During his MLB career, Paul was with the Cleveland Indians for four seasons, during which they rose from fourth place (76-86) in 1992 at dingy old Cleveland Stadium (nicknamed “the Mistake by the Lake”), to first place (100-44) in 1995 at their new ballpark, Jacobs Field.  He also played in two World Series, one for the Twins in 1991 and one for the Indians in 1995. On April 6, 1992, he recorded the first hit during the regular season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (00:12:50).

Watch a 1995 walk-off home run by Paul against the Blue Jays.

After retiring, Paul was the hitting coach for the Inland Empire 66ers of the California League the minor league, hitting coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as the Angels assistant hitting coach.

(excerpted from Wikipedia, BR Bullpen & SABR)


1992 Donruss #752
1995 Topps #132
1996 Leaf Signature #NA (autographed)
1999 Topps Chrome #28


Paul is part of the Topps Card Tour – 1993 Topps – Go to the Next Stop

Paul is also part of the Cleveland Indians Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Sorrento’s baseball cards at TCDB

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