DiSarcina in 1992.
November 19, 1967 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 23, 1989 for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 8, 2000 for the Anaheim Angels|
|Runs batted in||355|
|Career highlights and awards|
Gary Thomas DiSarcina (born November 19, 1967 in Malden, Massachusetts) is an American professional baseball manager. He is the 2013 manager of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, top minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
A former Major League shortstop who stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg), DiSarcina was raised in Billerica, Massachusetts, and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was drafted by the California Angels in the sixth round of the 1988 amateur draft.
After brief Major League trials from 1989–1991, DiSarcina replaced Dick Schofield as the Angels' regular shortstop in 1992 and held the job through 1998. He was selected to the American League All-Star team in 1995, a strike-shortened year when he batted a career-high .307 in 99 games played. In 1998, his finest all-around season, he was voted the Angels' team MVP. That year, in 157 games played, DiSarcina reached career highs in hits (158) and runs batted in (56), while batting .287. But it was his last full season as a player; his career, hampered by injuries, wound down during the next two years. He played only 12 games in 2000 and was out of baseball in 2001 before attempting a final comeback in 2002 in the Boston organization with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
DiSarcina wore several numbers over the course of his career. He wore the number 4 during his first season. He changed to number 11, then to number 33 (in tribute to Larry Bird), and finally to number 9 for his remaining four seasons.
After DiSarcina's playing career ended, he was associated with the Red Sox for several seasons, as an in-studio analyst for the New England Sports Network, minor league manager and instructor. He skippered the Lowell Spinners of the Short Season-A New York-Penn League for three seasons (2007–2009) and served as the Red Sox' minor league infield instruction coordinator in 2010. DiSarcina was also the third base coach for Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
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|Pawtucket Red Sox manager
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