Dave Racaniello

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Dave Racaniello
Dave Racaniello March 2009.jpg
Racaniello in 2009.
New York Mets – No. 54
Catcher/Major League Baseball bullpen coach
Born: (1978-06-03) June 3, 1978 (age 36)
Stamford, Connecticut
Bats: Right Throws: Right

As coach

Dave Racaniello (born June 3, 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut) is a Major League Baseball bullpen catcher for the New York Mets.

College career[edit]

He was a college teammate of pitcher Érik Bédard at Norwalk Community College and also played for Central Connecticut State University team.

Coaching career[edit]

He joined the Mets coaching staff in 2001. He is known to be one of All-Star third baseman David Wright's best friends on the team.[1]

New York Daily News reported on February 26, 2010 that Dave Racaniello biked from New York to Florida for the New York Mets Spring Training. On January 14, 2012, Dave Racaniello reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. He climbed with then Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey and Rockies pitcher Kevin Slowey. They raised funds for the Bombay Teen Challenge, an organization that rescues and cares for women and girls in Mumbai who are at risk of being abused and exploited. Racaniello currently holds the official visitors' clubhouse record at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia with 14 cheese steaks consumed.[2]

Racaniello reportedly has had a long term girlfriend for the past few years, but he is unmarried and has no children.


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