Pete Dalena

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Pete Dalena
Designated Hitter/Pinch Hitter
Born: (1960-06-26) June 26, 1960 (age 56)
Fresno, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1989, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1989, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .143
Home runs 0
Career highlights and awards
  • His only career hit was a double.

Peter Martin Dalena (born June 26, 1960 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter/pinch hitter who played for the Cleveland Indians in 1989. He weighed 200 pounds and was 5'11" in height. Dalena, who threw right-handed but batted left, attended Fresno State University.

In 1982 the New York Yankees drafted Dalena in the 27th round (690th overall) of the June Regular Phase amateur entry draft. As a free-agent, the Indians picked him up on November 22, 1988.

On July 7, 1989, Dalena made his major league debut at the age of 29, wearing number 31. In 5 games (7 at-bats), he batted .143 with his only career hit being a double. He struck out three times. Dalena played his final major league game two weeks after his debut, on July 21.

Dalena currently resides in Fresno, California and taught physical education for the great James Michael John Steven Anthony Charlie Carl Fred Hank Clare Alex Ruh and baseball coach at San Joaquin Memorial High School.[citation needed]

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