Joe Pepitone

Joseph Anthony Pepitone (October 9, 1940 – March 13, 2023) was an American professional baseball first baseman and outfielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves from 1962 to 1973 and for the Yakult Atoms of Nippon Professional Baseball in 1973. Pepitone was a three-time MLB All-Star and won three Gold Glove Awards.

Joe Pepitone
Pepitone at the 2009 Yankees' Old-Timers' Day
First baseman / Center fielder
Born: (1940-10-09)October 9, 1940
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: March 13, 2023(2023-03-13) (aged 82)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: April 10, 1962, for the New York Yankees
NPB: June 20, 1973, for the Yakult Atoms
Last appearance
MLB: May 25, 1973, for the Atlanta Braves
NPB: August 19, 1973, for the Yakult Atoms
MLB statistics
Batting average.258
Home runs219
Runs batted in721
NPB statistics
Batting average.163
Home runs1
Runs batted in2
Career highlights and awards

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