||This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (June 2012)|
|Outfielder/First Base Coach|
December 9, 1970 |
New York City, New York
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 30, 1993 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 1, 2002 for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||118|
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.
- "Tony Tarasco joins Nationals’ coaching staff [UPDATED]". The Washington Post. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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