Biff Pocoroba

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Biff Pocoroba
Catcher
Born: (1953-07-25) July 25, 1953 (age 61)
Burbank, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 1975 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 25, 1984 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 21
RBI 172
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • National League All-Star team, 1978

Biff Benedict Pocoroba (born July 25, 1953 in Burbank, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher, who also played a few games at third base. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 17th round of the 1971 amateur draft.

As a rookie, Pocoroba got attention during spring training in 1975 by throwing out 11 straight would-be base stealers. [1] He made his major-league baseball debut on April 25, 1975, as a defensive replacement in the Braves' 5–3 loss to the San Diego Padres at San Diego.

His best season was in 1977 when he achieved career-highs with 123 games, a batting average of .290, 8 home runs, 24 doubles, and 44 runs batted in. In 1978, he made the National League All-Star team, finishing the season with a .242 batting average, six home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games. A torn rotator cuff injury slowed his career [2] and he played his last game on April 20, 1984 at the age of 30.

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