John Cangelosi Stats

John Cangelosi was born on Sunday, March 10, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. Cangelosi was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 30, 1985, with the Chicago White Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive John Cangelosi baseball stats page.

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"I'm not small. I'm just small for the sport. My size stopped me from being drafted in high school. But college and pro ball are more competitive. There, you'll play as long as you put stats on the board. My size might hurt me if I were a home run hitter or a first baseman, but I'm qualified to do the things I do--the stolen base, play the outfield, get on base, make things happen." - John Cangelosi in the Chicago Tribune (Bill Jauss, 07/07/1985, 'Sox's Cangelosi Sizes Up Majors', Source )

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John "The Candy Man" Cangelosi Autograph on a 1988 Fleer (#325)

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Birth Name:
John Anthony Cangelosi
Nickname:
The Candy Man
Born On:
03-10-1963  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooklyn, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Miami Springs High School (Miami Springs, FL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
5-08
Player Weight Chart Weight:
160
First Game:
06-30-1985 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-22-1999
Draft:
1982 : 4th Round (91st)

John Cangelosi

John Cangelosi Pitching Stats

1988 25 Pirates 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 2.0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 -
1995 32 Astros 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
1997 34 Marlins 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -
3 Years 3 0 3 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 4.0 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 -

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John Cangelosi Hitting Stats

1985 22 White Sox 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000
1986 23 White Sox 137 438 65 103 16 3 2 0 32 71 0 61 6 3 7 5 .235 .349 .299
1987 24 Pirates 104 182 44 50 8 3 4 0 18 46 1 33 1 1 3 3 .275 .427 .418
1988 25 Pirates 75 118 18 30 4 1 0 0 8 17 0 16 3 0 1 0 .254 .353 .305
1989 26 Pirates 112 160 18 35 4 2 0 0 9 35 2 20 1 2 3 1 .219 .365 .269
1990 27 Pirates 58 76 13 15 2 0 0 0 1 11 0 12 2 0 1 2 .197 .307 .224
1992 29 Rangers 73 85 12 16 2 0 1 0 6 18 0 16 3 0 0 0 .188 .330 .247
1994 31 Mets 62 111 14 28 4 0 0 0 4 19 1 20 3 0 2 1 .252 .371 .288
1995 32 Astros 90 201 46 64 5 2 2 0 18 48 2 42 2 1 4 3 .318 .457 .393
1996 33 Astros 108 262 49 69 11 4 1 0 16 44 0 41 1 1 5 4 .263 .378 .347
1997 34 Marlins 103 192 28 47 8 0 1 0 12 19 1 33 1 1 3 3 .245 .321 .302
1998 35 Marlins 104 171 19 43 8 0 1 0 10 30 0 23 5 1 1 5 .251 .365 .316
1999 36 Rockies 7 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
13 Years 1,038 2,004 328 501 73 15 12 0 134 358 7 322 29 10 31 27 .250 .370 .319

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John Cangelosi Fielding Stats

1985 White Sox CF 3 1 33 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.82
1986 White Sox CF 98 90 2,427 238 2.4 232 230 2 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.58
1986 White Sox LF 29 22 589 38 1.3 37 35 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 1.70
1986 White Sox RF 5 4 120 12 2.4 10 7 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.25
1987 Pirates CF 16 14 306 26 1.6 25 24 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.21
1987 Pirates LF 27 20 514 46 1.7 45 44 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.36
1987 Pirates RF 8 4 109 6 0.8 5 5 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.24
1988 Pirates CF 12 9 225 31 2.6 31 31 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.72
1988 Pirates LF 11 8 240 23 2.1 21 21 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .913 2.36
1988 Pirates P 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1988 Pirates RF 3 1 38 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.13
1989 Pirates CF 24 9 308 33 1.4 32 31 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.81
1989 Pirates LF 12 11 270 25 2.1 24 24 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.40
1989 Pirates RF 10 3 106 15 1.5 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.82
1990 Pirates CF 9 9 237 16 1.8 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
1990 Pirates LF 3 2 54 8 2.7 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1992 Rangers CF 24 12 363 37 1.5 37 35 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.75
1992 Rangers LF 36 5 271 34 0.9 31 30 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .912 3.09
1992 Rangers RF 10 6 180 12 1.2 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1994 Mets CF 13 6 198 19 1.5 19 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
1994 Mets LF 24 8 306 24 1.0 24 21 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1994 Mets RF 19 7 236 25 1.3 25 23 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.86
1995 Astros CF 32 25 716 64 2.0 61 61 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .953 2.30
1995 Astros LF 26 12 458 37 1.4 35 32 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.06
1995 Astros P 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1995 Astros RF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1996 Astros CF 29 26 596 55 1.9 53 52 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.40
1996 Astros LF 53 33 965 66 1.2 65 61 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.82
1997 Marlins CF 23 15 435 39 1.7 39 38 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1997 Marlins LF 34 12 440 34 1.0 34 34 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.09
1997 Marlins P 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1997 Marlins RF 6 5 115 11 1.8 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.58
1998 Marlins CF 33 26 593 51 1.5 50 49 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.28
1998 Marlins LF 9 1 68 8 0.9 7 7 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 2.78
1998 Marlins RF 8 1 66 6 0.8 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.45
1999 Rockies LF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
CF Totals 316 242 6,437 610 1.9 596 587 9 14 2 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.50
LF Totals 265 134 4,181 344 1.3 332 318 14 12 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.14
RF Totals 70 32 994 90 1.3 87 81 6 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.36
P Totals 3 0 12 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
13 Years 654 408 11,624 1,045 1.6 1,016 986 30 29 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.36

John Cangelosi

John Cangelosi Miscellaneous Stats

1985 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 3 2 0.0 2.0 0.0 - - -
1986 White Sox 50 17 .746 1 12 3 219.0 7.2 13.7 - - -
1987 Pirates 21 6 .778 61 0 n/a 45.5 5.5 10.1 - - -
1988 Pirates 9 4 .692 50 2 n/a 0.0 7.4 14.8 0.00 0.00 0.00
1989 Pirates 11 8 .579 83 1 n/a 0.0 8.0 17.8 - - -
1990 Pirates 7 2 .778 43 4 n/a 0.0 6.3 76.0 - - -
1992 Rangers 6 5 .545 6 18 6 85.0 5.3 14.2 - - -
1994 Mets 5 1 .833 26 3 n/a 0.0 5.6 27.8 - - -
1995 Astros 21 5 .808 38 2 n/a 100.5 4.8 11.2 0.00 0.00 9.00
1996 Astros 17 9 .654 34 4 n/a 262.0 6.4 16.4 - - -
1997 Marlins 5 1 .833 48 6 0 192.0 5.8 16.0 0.00 0.00 9.00
1998 Marlins 2 3 .400 72 0 1 171.0 7.4 17.1 - - -
1999 Rockies 0 0 .000 6 1 0 0.0 1.5 0.0 - - -
13 Years 154 61 .716 469 56 12 167.0 6.2 15.0 0.00 0.00 4.50

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John Cangelosi Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1985 Chicago White Sox 33 $60,000.00 - -
1986 Chicago White Sox 44 $60,000.00 - -
1987 Pittsburgh Pirates 22 , 44 $800,000.00 - -
1988 Pittsburgh Pirates 44 $125,000.00 - -
1989 Pittsburgh Pirates 44 $152,500.00 - -
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates 44 $175,000.00 - -
1992 Texas Rangers 15 $165,000.00 - -
1994 New York Mets 44 $175,000.00 - n/a
1995 Houston Astros 27 $182,500.00 - -
1996 Houston Astros 27 $280,000.00 - -
1997 Florida Marlins 28 $525,000.00 - Stats
1998 Florida Marlins 28 $550,000.00 - -
1999 Colorado Rockies 23 $525,000.00 - -
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Did you know that John Cangelosi ended his rookie year (1986) with a .235 batting average, two home runs (his first home run was off Ray Searage on April 9, 1986 , and it was actually John's first hit) and fifty stolen bases - a new Chicago White Sox rookie record that had stood for seventy-six years ( Rollie Zeider , 49 steals in his rookie season, 1910 Chicago White Sox )?

John Cangelosi on Sports Illustrated
John Cangelosi on Sports Illustrated (May 23, 1994)
John Cangelosi was the first non-pitcher to take the mound in a game during the 1995 season when he tossed a scoreless ninth inning, allowed no hits, walked one batter, in a 13-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on June 22, 1995 . In Sports Illustrated (July 3, 1995, Tim Kurkjian, 'Between the Lines', Page 26) Cangelosi said, "It brought new meaning to the phrase short reliever. Two thousand days between appearances, and the first pitch I threw was a strike—that was pretty good. After the game I didn't even need ice. Ice is overrated." A reporter mentioned that his fastball was clocked at 79 mph, Cangelosi said, "I could have thrown 85, but I didn't want to hit anyone."


John Cangelosi Pitching | July 21, 1997 | MLB Advanced Media, LP.
On July 21, 1997 , Cangelosi became the first position player ever to pitch for the Florida Marlins. The Padres were up 10-2, Wally Joyner was a home run shy of the cycle, and Manager Jim Leyland brought Cangelosi in from the outfield to pitch saying (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 1997, 'Marlins Provide Laughs for S.D.', Steven Wine) after the game, "I didn't like to do that. It's a little embarrassing, really, but I didn't want to waste another pitcher." It was the right call, Joyner flied out, unhappily complained later, "The pitch wasn't hard enough to hit", Cangelosi quipped, "He ain't going to hit a home run off a 72-mile-an-hour fastball" and teammate Bobby Bonilla shared, "He's (Cangelosi) still got no ERA!"

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