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|Outfielder / First baseman|
October 17, 1961 |
Yonkers, New York
|May 30, 1985, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 1, 1994, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||390|
Daniel Anthony Pasqua (born October 17, 1961), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues from 1985-1994. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 1982 amateur draft. He currently works as a community representative for the Chicago White Sox.
A native of Harrington Park, New Jersey, he attended Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan. Pasqua attended William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Pasqua was International League MVP and Rookie of the Year in 1985 for the Columbus Clippers. In 1986, he hit 16 home runs in just 280 at bats. On November 12, 1987, he was traded with Steve Rosenberg and Mark Salas to the Chicago White Sox for Richard Dotson and Scott Nielsen. He hit a career high 20 home runs for the White Sox in 1988. He made his only postseason appearance in 1993 at age 31, where he played in 2 games against the Toronto Blue Jays and failed to record a hit in 8 plate appearances. He retired in 1994 after playing only 11 games for the White Sox and posting a .217 batting average.
- Head Coach: Jeff Albies, William Paterson University, backed up by the Internet Archive as of August 30, 2006. Accessed May 13, 2016. "This streak continued through the years when he lured prospects such as Dan Pasqua, a product of nearby Harrington Park who helped William Paterson slug its way into their first NCAA Division III College World Series in 1982."
- Baumiller, J.C. "Coaches that got the ball rolling for Old Tappan sports programs in 1962", The Record (Bergen County), March 14, 2012. Accessed May 13, 2016. "The rest of Cobb's 37-year career (33 as varsity head coach) was actually pretty good. He won 558 games in all, which puts him in the Top 10 in New Jersey, coaching players like Major Leaguers Dan Pasqua (Yankees/White Sox), Billy Hand (Cubs) and Brant Alyea (Twins/Senators), who homered in his first Major League at bat."
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
- Baseball Almanac
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