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October 17 – Happy Birthday Dan Pasqua

Today is Danny Pasqua’s 52nd birthday. The native of Yonkers joined the Yankees at the end of May in 1985 after tearing up Minor League pitching at both Nashville and Columbus. He spent the next two-and-a-half seasons teasing Bomber fans with with his power. He was a streaky hitter and back in the eighties, if you were a young Yankee prospect who went into a slump, you’d be sent back down to the minors to hit your way out of it. Pasqua made return trips to the Clippers in each of his three seasons in pinstripes and in November of 1987, the impatient Yankee front office traded him to the White Sox for starting pitcher Rich Dotson. He was a left handed hitter who couldn’t hit lefties. Of his 117 career home runs, only 11 were served up by left-handers and Pasqua’s career average against southpaws was below .200. That weakness forced him into a platoon role with both New York and Chicago. He played for Chicago from 1988 until 1994, his final big league season. He hit 117 home runs during his decade-long career, including the 42 he hit during his 275 games (two-plus seasons) in pinstripes.

Also born on this date is this third baseman who scored 100 or more runs as a Yankee for seven consecutive seasons and this former Yankee GM.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1985 NYY 60 166 148 17 31 3 1 9 25 0 16 38 .209 .289 .426 .715
1986 NYY 102 332 280 44 82 17 0 16 45 2 47 78 .293 .399 .525 .924
1987 NYY 113 362 318 42 74 7 1 17 42 0 40 99 .233 .319 .421 .741
10 Yrs 905 3000 2620 341 638 129 15 117 390 7 335 642 .244 .330 .438 .768
CHW (7 yrs) 630 2140 1874 238 451 102 13 75 278 5 232 427 .241 .325 .429 .754
NYY (3 yrs) 275 860 746 103 187 27 2 42 112 2 103 215 .251 .344 .461 .805
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/17/2013.