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John Cangelosi
Born: March 10, 1963 (1963-03-10) (age 46)
Staten Island,New York
Batted: Both Threw: Left 
MLB debut
June 3, 1985 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1999 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
Batting average     .250
Home runs     12
Runs batted in     134
Stolen bases     154
Career highlights and awards

John Anthony Cangelosi (born March 10, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1985-1990, 1992, and 1994-1999.




Chicago White Sox 1985-1986

The 5'8" Cangelosi was the surprise of the White Sox' 1986 spring camp when he displaced Rudy Law and Daryl Boston to win the center field job. He stole 50 bases for the White Sox as a rookie in 1986, an American League rookie record at the time. On March 27, 1987, he was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jim Winn.

Pittsburgh Pirates 1987-1990

Dealt to Pittsburgh in 1987, he batted .275, mostly pinch hitting, and on September 15 he became the first Pirate in 21 years to steal home. He became the first hitter ever to face Randy Johnson on September 15, 1988.

Chicago White Sox/Milwaukee Brewers 1991

Cangelosi was a non-roster invitee to spring training for the Chicago White Sox in 1991. After a difficult decision (he batted over .400), he was one of the final cuts before the regular season. He was offered a minor league contract based on his impressive showing in spring training. On May 23, 1991, he was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Milwaukee Brewers for Esteban Beltre.

Texas Rangers 1992

John hit .247 in 85 games for the Rangers in 1992. He stole 6 bases that year, while being caught stealing 5 times.

New York Mets 1994

Signed with New York Mets as a free agent on November 17, 1993. John led Mets in stolen bases with 5 in 1994. Cangelosi played 24 games in left field, 19 games in right field and 13 games in center field for the Mets in 1994.

Released by the New York Mets on July 8, 1994.

Houston Astros 1995-1996

John was back to his fleet footed ways when he stole 21 bases for the Astros in 1995, the most in his career since 1987 with the Pirates. He also stole 17 for the Astros in 1996.

Florida Marlins 1997-1998

On July 21, 1997, he became the first position player ever to pitch for the Florida Marlins. He was a member of the team that won the World Series in 1997.

Colorado Rockies 1999

He only played in 7 games for the Rockies. His only hit in 1999 was a double on September 17 against the Dodgers. It was John's last major league hit. His last game was on September 22, 1999 against the Diamondbacks.

Batting Stats

  • 1,038 Games
  • 2,004 At Bats
  • 328 Runs
  • 501 Hits
  • 73 Doubles
  • 15 Triples
  • 12 Home Runs
  • 134 RBIs
  • 154 Stolen Bases
  • 358 Walks
  • .250 Batting Average
  • .370 On-base percentage
  • .319 Slugging Percentage
  • 640 Total Bases
  • 29 Sacrifice Hits
  • 10 Sacrifice Flies
  • 7 Intentional Walks

Cangelosi Baseball Academy

Cangelosi Baseball Academy is an organization created by the Major League Baseball player John Cangelosi. John wanted to provide the Chicago area and the Midwest with an organization that was all about bettering the players in the game of baseball. Through John's 13 years of Major League experience he has established many connections which he constantly brings into the organization in order to give the player more experience. The Cangelosi Baseball Academy (CBA) consists of a full pro coaching staff. Each year the CBA compiles the top 90 player in the Chicago area into the Elite 90 Fall Program. During this Elite 90 Fall season the players practice each Saturday and on Sundays they travel to Colleges throughout Illinois and the surrounding states. The CBA is proud of the fact that many of the Elite 90 players are recruited by College coaches during the season.

The CBA offers players a great opportunity to develop their skills through its camps and clinics. For players with the ability to play at the next level the CBA Showcases are a great platform for a player to gain exposure to colleges and professional scouts. The CBA also offers event speaking for group functions, banquets, organizational meetings, etc. I established CBA in 1999 because I truly love the game. I have 13 years major league experience and played in 7 different organizations at the major league level. While I was with the Florida Marlins we won the World Series. When my playing career was over I coached with the Cubs organization for several years. During my playing career I was an average ability guy with a great heart and a burning desire to get the most out of my ability. The goal of CBA is to bring this knowledge and experience to the players of today. The focus at CBA is to teach the game to all levels through our camps and clinics, and to offer players with ability the exposure they need to reach a wide range of colleges and professional teams through our showcases. The contacts and relationships that I have established through my playing and coaching are endless. The staff of the CBA has a great background in baseball. Instruction is rooted in a fundamental approach to teaching the game and working with players to give them the foundation to grow from. The coaches are quality communicators and instructors stressing not only the ability aspects of the game, but the mental aspects as well, maximum effort, dedication, commitment, hard work, etc. Above all we are totally dedicated to the players that participate in our programs and showcases. -John Cangelosi

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