Former Dodger Catcher Joe Pignatano Has Died

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Hall of Famer Joe Pignatano passed away in Florida from dementia at 92 years old.

Pignatano, reached the majors as a catcher with his hometown Brooklyn Dodgers and became a longtime coach.

As a Dodger, he appeared in 181 games over parts of four seasons and hit .229/.327/.361 with 12 home runs, 38 RBI and 46 runs scored. Pignatano played his final season as a member of the Mets and has a career .234/.332/.351 hitter in 307 career games with 16 home runs.

The Brooklyn native played in the Majors from 1957-1962 with the Brooklyn/Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics, San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets.

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