Tony Tarasco

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Tony Tarasco
Tony Tarasco Nationals spring 2015.jpg
Tarasco at spring training in March 2015
Washington Nationals – No. 32
Outfielder/First Base Coach
Born: (1970-12-09) December 9, 1970 (age 44)
New York City, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1993 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 2002 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average .240
Home runs 34
Runs batted in 118

As Player

As Coach

Anthony Giacinto Tarasco (born December 9, 1970 in New York City, New York) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, Montreal Expos, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, and New York Mets from 1993 to 2002.

Tarasco was involved in a controversial play in the 1996 American League Championship Series while playing right field for the Baltimore Orioles. While fielding a fly ball hit by Derek Jeter, 12-year old-fan Jeffrey Maier reached over the fence and caught the ball. A home run was called, although the correct call was fan interference. The play was the turning point in the series, which the Yankees won.

He also played with the Hanshin Tigers in Japanese Central League in 2000.

He is the cousin of Phillies shortstop and 2007 NL MVP Jimmy Rollins.

He had a cameo appearance in the movie Talent for the Game in a Kansas City Royals uniform. He was the minor league coordinator for the Washington Nationals.[1]

The Washington Nationals announced November 14 Tarasco will join the coaching staff in the 2013 season to coach first base (and outfield).[2]


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Trent Jewett
Washington Nationals First Base Coach
Succeeded by