January 1, 1954|
|Died: June 13, 2014
|April 25, 1981, for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 30, 1984, for the San Francisco Giants|
Joseph Wayne Pittman (January 1, 1954 – June 13, 2014) was a backup infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants in part of three seasons spanning 1981–1984. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), 180 pounds (82 kg), Pittman batted and threw right handed. He was dubbed 'Shoes'.
Born in Houston, Texas, Pittman was selected by the Astros in the 5th round of the 1975 MLB Draft out of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He debuted professionally for their Double-A Columbus Astros club late in the year.
In between, he played winter baseball with the Cardenales de Lara and Navegantes de Magallanes clubs of the Venezuelan League. He then won the Senior Professional Baseball Association championship with the St. Petersburg Pelicans in its 1989 inaugural season.
- "Astros statement on the passing of Joe Pittman". houston.astros.mlb.com. Houston Astros. June 14, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- Pura Pelota – Venezuelan League statistics
- The Trading Card Database
- "Joseph Wayne Pittman: Obituary". legacy.com. Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. June 19, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Gauge
- BR Bullpen biography
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