Archi Cianfrocco

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Archi Cianfrocco
First baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 50)
Rome, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 8, 1992, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: 1999, for the Seibu Lions
Last appearance
MLB: September 26, 1998, for the San Diego Padres
NPB: 1999, for the Seibu Lions
MLB statistics
Batting average .241
Home runs 34
Runs batted in 185
NPB statistics
Batting average .263
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 5
Teams

Angelo Dominic "Archi" Cianfrocco (born October 6, 1966) is an American former professional baseball player. He played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), mostly at first and third base, from 1992–1998.

Cianfrocco was drafted twice, first by Pittsburgh Pirates in 11th Round (259th overall) of the 1986 amateur entry draft, then by the Montreal Expos in 5th Round (122nd overall) of the 1987 amateur entry draft. He elected not to sign with Pittsburgh, but after one season of college baseball at Purdue,[1] he signed with Montreal in 1987. The Expos traded him to the San Diego Padres in 1993 for pitcher Tim Scott. After his MLB career, Cianfrocco played a season in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Seibu Lions.

While playing for the Padres, he had multiple fan clubs, including "Archi's Army" and the "CianfrocCrew". On Hall of Fame Weekend August 4, 1997, he won the Home Run Derby in Cooperstown.[2]

Cianfrocco was the Padres' batter facing Tom Browning when the Cincinnati Reds pitcher broke his arm while delivering a pitch.

He currently resides in San Diego, California, and is the Director of Sales for Source Support Services.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue University Baseball Players Who Played in the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-20. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2006-08-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/archi-cianfrocco/4/64b/336

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