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Tom Pagnozzi is one of only 51 players in history of MLB to do this thing (plus news and notes)

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Tom Pagnozzi threw out the ceremonial first pitch for last night’s win against the Brewers. You’re likely familiar with Pagnozzi’s work at catcher, but for those who don’t know, he was a staple on the Cardinals’ roster from 1987 to 1998. He also won three Gold Gloves (1991, 1992, and 1994) and made the 1992 All-Star Game.

Regarding that last fact, Baseball Reference’s Play Index tells us that Pagnozzi is one of only 51 players in the history of this sport to log at least 3,000 plate appearances, make an All-Star Game, and have an OPS+ at or below 80. The best player by bWAR on the list is Mark Belanger (40.8 bWAR), and the only other Cardinals are Julian Javier and Del Rice. So there. Let’s give it up for Tom.

Here’s what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

That should do it. Enjoy your Wednesday, everyone.