Bill Pecota

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Bill Pecota
Utility player
Born: (1960-02-16) February 16, 1960 (age 57)
Redwood City, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1986, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .249
Home runs 22
Runs batted in 148
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Had a perfect career fielding percentage at 3 different positions (First Base, Center Field, Right Field)
  • Played all 9 positions
  • Did not record an error at 5 different positions (Pitcher, Catcher, First Base, Center Field, Right Field)

William Joseph "Bill" Pecota (born February 16, 1960) is a former professional baseball player who played infield in the Major Leagues from 1986-94. Pecota attended Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, California. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 10th round of 1981 MLB amateur draft after playing at De Anza College in Cupertino, California,[1] and debuted in Kansas City in 1986. Pecota's best season came in 1991, his final year in Kansas City, as he hit .286 and played a career-high 125 games. After the 1991 season, Pecota, along with Bret Saberhagen, was traded to the New York Mets for Kevin McReynolds, Gregg Jefferies and Keith Miller. After one season in New York, Pecota signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves, with whom he played the final two seasons of his career. Pecota earned approximately $2.6 million as a player. He was nicknamed I-29 Pecota by his teammates for being frequently sent to the Royals AAA Minor League team in Omaha, Nebraska, a short drive up Interstate 29 from Kansas City.


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