Rico Petrocelli Stats

Rico Petrocelli was born on Sunday, June 27, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York. Petrocelli was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 21, 1963, with the Boston Red 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 Rico Petrocelli baseball stats page.

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"Tooling around in the Red Sox clubhouse one day before a game, Rico Petrocelli curled up with a good book - a book dealing with the principles of accounting. Spotting the title of this weighty, business tome, Tony Conigliaro , perhaps Petrocelli's closest friend on the team, couldn't resist getting in some digs. 'What are you reading that stuff for?' Conigliario asked, his tone suggesting he wasn't particularly interested in the answer. 'I'm planning for what I want to do after my baseball career ends,' said Petrocelli, trying to be serious. 'Then you should open a nightclub,' said Conigliaro . 'Or a lounge. Have some fun.' This exchange brilliantly captures the personalities of both men. Conigliaro , during his days with the Red Sox, was a notorious seeker of the nightlife with Boston and other cities, so, to him, it would have made sense to invest in some after-midnight haunt. And it also makes sense that Petrocelli, even when he was one of the game's best young players, would have been planning for life after baseball." - Author Steve Buckley in Boston Red Sox: Where Have You Gone? (Sports Publishing, 03/01/2005, Page 32)

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Rico Petrocelli Autograph on a 1994 Ted Williams (#6)

Rico Petrocelli Autograph on a 1994 Ted Williams (#6)

Birth Name:
Americo Peter Petrocelli
Nickname:
Petro or Rico
Born On:
06-27-1943  (Cancer)
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:
Sheepshead Bay High School (Brooklyn, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
09-21-1963 (Age 20)
Last Game:
09-14-1976
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Rico Petrocelli Pitching Stats

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Rico Petrocelli Hitting Stats

1963 20 Red Sox 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
1965 22 Red Sox 103 323 38 75 15 2 13 0 33 36 4 71 1 2 1 6 .232 .309 .412
1966 23 Red Sox 139 522 58 124 20 1 18 2 59 41 2 99 2 4 3 8 .238 .295 .383
1967 24 Red Sox 142 491 53 127 24 2 17 0 66 49 9 93 8 3 5 4 .259 .330 .420
1968 25 Red Sox 123 406 41 95 17 2 12 0 46 31 2 73 6 4 4 7 .234 .292 .374
1969 26 Red Sox 154 535 92 159 32 2 40 1 97 98 13 68 3 6 1 12 .297 .403 .589
1970 27 Red Sox 157 583 82 152 31 3 29 2 103 67 6 82 2 10 2 16 .261 .334 .473
1971 28 Red Sox 158 553 82 139 24 4 28 0 89 91 5 108 6 9 2 20 .251 .354 .461
1972 29 Red Sox 147 521 62 125 15 2 15 3 75 78 9 91 2 4 2 8 .240 .339 .363
1973 30 Red Sox 100 356 44 87 13 1 13 0 45 47 3 64 1 2 1 10 .244 .333 .396
1974 31 Red Sox 129 454 53 121 23 1 15 1 76 48 4 74 0 5 2 11 .267 .336 .421
1975 32 Red Sox 115 402 31 96 15 1 7 0 59 41 1 66 3 5 3 16 .239 .310 .333
1976 33 Red Sox 85 240 17 51 7 1 3 0 24 34 3 36 2 3 0 9 .213 .307 .288
13 Years 1,553 5,390 653 1,352 237 22 210 9 773 661 61 926 36 57 26 127 .251 .332 .420

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Rico Petrocelli Fielding Stats

1963 Red Sox SS 1 1 27 6 6.0 5 3 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.00
1965 Red Sox SS 93 93 2,373 448 4.8 429 151 278 19 45 n/a n/a n/a .958 4.88
1966 Red Sox 3B 5 5 147 14 2.8 14 5 9 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1966 Red Sox SS 127 125 3,267 615 4.8 587 206 381 28 69 n/a n/a n/a .954 4.85
1967 Red Sox SS 141 137 3,651 644 4.6 625 223 402 19 73 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.62
1968 Red Sox 1B 1 1 24 10 10.0 10 9 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1968 Red Sox SS 117 115 2,922 541 4.6 529 169 360 12 66 n/a n/a n/a .978 4.89
1969 Red Sox 3B 1 1 24 4 4.0 3 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 3.38
1969 Red Sox SS 153 153 4,002 749 4.9 735 269 466 14 103 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.96
1970 Red Sox 3B 18 18 453 52 2.9 51 14 37 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.04
1970 Red Sox SS 141 138 3,636 675 4.8 655 262 393 20 77 n/a n/a n/a .970 4.86
1971 Red Sox 3B 156 156 4,158 463 3.0 452 118 334 11 37 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.94
1972 Red Sox 3B 146 146 3,819 437 3.0 424 146 278 13 38 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.00
1973 Red Sox 3B 99 99 2,553 303 3.1 297 73 224 6 22 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.14
1974 Red Sox 3B 116 115 2,925 314 2.7 302 83 219 12 23 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.79
1975 Red Sox 3B 113 111 2,925 327 2.9 314 85 229 13 13 n/a n/a n/a .960 2.90
1976 Red Sox 1B 1 0 9 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1976 Red Sox 2B 5 5 129 22 4.4 22 9 13 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.60
1976 Red Sox 3B 73 65 1,689 183 2.5 177 57 120 6 11 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.83
1976 Red Sox SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
SS Totals 774 762 19,881 3,679 4.8 3,566 1,283 2,283 113 433 n/a n/a n/a .969 4.84
3B Totals 727 716 18,693 2,097 2.9 2,034 581 1,453 63 150 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.94
2B Totals 5 5 129 22 4.4 22 9 13 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.60
1B Totals 2 1 33 14 7.0 14 13 1 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.45
13 Years 1,508 1,484 38,736 5,812 3.9 5,636 1,886 3,750 176 589 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.93

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Rico Petrocelli Miscellaneous Stats

1963 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 4.0 - - -
1965 Red Sox 0 2 .000 10 0 n/a 24.8 4.5 9.8 - - -
1966 Red Sox 1 1 .500 8 0 n/a 29.0 5.3 8.8 - - -
1967 Red Sox 2 4 .333 1 0 n/a 28.9 5.3 7.4 - - -
1968 Red Sox 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 33.8 5.6 8.8 - - -
1969 Red Sox 3 5 .375 0 0 n/a 13.4 7.9 5.5 - - -
1970 Red Sox 1 1 .500 1 0 n/a 20.1 7.1 5.7 - - -
1971 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 2 0 n/a 19.8 5.1 6.2 - - -
1972 Red Sox 0 1 .000 1 0 n/a 34.7 5.7 6.9 - - -
1973 Red Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 27.4 5.6 7.9 - - -
1974 Red Sox 1 0 1.000 5 0 9 30.3 6.1 6.0 - - -
1975 Red Sox 0 2 .000 3 0 1 57.4 6.1 6.8 - - -
1976 Red Sox 0 5 .000 3 0 4 80.0 6.7 10.0 - - -
13 Years 10 22 .313 40 0 14 25.7 5.8 7.0 - - -

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Did you know that Dom DiMaggio , Bobby Doerr , Mike Greenwell , Bob Montgomery , Mel Parnell , Rico Petrocelli, Jim Rice , Bob Stanley , Jason Varitek , Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski are the only former players, with ten-or-more Major League seasons, who exclusively wore a Boston Red Sox uniform over the course of their career?

Did you know that were six players in Major League history, with ten or more letters in their last name, who hit 40-or-more home runs during a single season? The "Long Names / Lots of Home Runs Club" are made up of: Roy Campanella (41 HRs in 1953), Ted Kluszewski (40 HRs in 1953, 49 HRs in 1954, and 47 HRs in 1955), Carl Yastrzemski (44 HRs in 1967, 40 HRs in 1969, and 40 HRs in 1970), Rico Petrocelli (40 HRs in 1969), Curtis Granderson (41 HRs in 2011 and 43 HRs in 2012), and Edwin Encarnacion (42 HRs in 2010).

Rico Petrocelli hit forty home runs in 1969, the third right-handed Boston Red Sox slugger with a 40-homer season, joining Jimmie Foxx (41 HRs in 1936 / 50 HRs in 1938) and Dick Stuart (42 HRs in 1963). All forty of Petrocelli's homers were hit while he was playing shortstop, giving him the American League record for most homers in a season by a shortstop . Do you know what shortstop broke Rico's single season home run record? [ Answer ]

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