Jack Perconte

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Jack Perconte
Second baseman
Born: (1954-08-31) August 31, 1954 (age 64)
Joliet, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1980, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1986, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.270
Home runs2
Runs batted in76

John Patrick "Jack" Perconte (born August 31, 1954) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 to 1986. At the age of 26, on September 13, 1980, he debuted with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His most productive seasons were with the Seattle Mariners during which he hit a combined .281 and stole 60 bases in 68 attempts.[1]

His uncle, Frank Perconte, is famous for being a soldier of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during the Second World War and being a main character in Band of Brothers.

In addition to his Major League baseball career, Perconte has authored three books - "Creating a Season to Remember: The New Youth Sports Coaching Leadership Handbook"The Making of a Hitter- A Proven and Practical Step-by-Step Baseball Guide" and "Raising an Athlete- How to Instill Confidence, Build Skills and Inspire a Love of Sport". Jack turned to writing to further help athletes and parents have enjoyable baseball and sports’ experiences. Jack’s website gives advice on baseball. coaching and parenting. He has been a featured writer for Baseball the Magazine for 10 years.

Jack has run 11 marathons and continues to teach youth baseball and softball.


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