Dan Boitano

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Dan Boitano
Born: (1953-03-22) March 22, 1953 (age 64)
Sacramento, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 1, 1978, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1982, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 2–2
Earned run average 5.68
Strikeouts 52

Danny Jon Boitano (born March 22, 1953) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1978 to 1982. Boitano holds the distinction of having been the Philadelphia Phillies' first round pick in the secondary phase of both the 1972 and 1973 amateur draft. A highly touted prospect, he had also been drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers (seventh round, 1971), St. Louis Cardinals (18th overall pick in the first round of the 1972 amateur draft, secondary phase) and Montreal Expos (second round, 1973 amateur draft, secondary phase). He signed with the Phillies on June 19, 1973.

Phillies prospect[edit]

In his first professional season, Boitano got off to a fast start, going 8–3 with a 2.08 earned run average for the New York–Penn League Auburn Phillies. From there, his minor league numbers tailed off a little, and his Win–Loss record was 37–43 when he made his major league debut on October 1, 1978 in a 5–3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1] During Spring training the following season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Gary Beare.

MLB journeyman[edit]

Boitano toiled in the Brewers' farm system for two seasons, making sixteen major league appearances when he was purchased by the New York Mets prior to the 1981 season. At the end of the season, he was traded with Doug Flynn to the Texas Rangers for Jim Kern (who was then packaged with Greg Harris and Alex Treviño for George Foster from the Cincinnati Reds). After one season in Texas, Boitano retired without having ever lived up to the early potential he showed.


  1. ^ "Oct 1, 1978, Phillies at Pirates Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. October 1, 1978. Retrieved January 6, 2015. 

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