Mar 20, 2014

Former New Jersey Born Italian / American Pitcher: Paul Mirabella (1978-1990)

Paul Thomas Mirabella was born on March 20th 1954 in Belleville, New Jersey. He attended high school in Parsippany New Jersey & then college at Montclair State University, the current home of the Yogi Berra Museum. 

The six foot, one left handed Mirabella, was selected as the Texas Rangers number One draft pick in 1976, the 21st pick overall. 

 He would be a journey man middle relief pitcher for the most part of his career. He pitched for Texas (1978) the A.L. New York team briefly in 1979 going 0-4. He then went to Toronto where the Blue Jays tried him out as a starter in 1980, as he went 5-12 with 4.34 ERA in 22 starts (33 games overall). In 1983 he pitched for the Baltimore Orioles, then moved on to the Seattle Mariners (1984-1985). He then went to Milwaukee & pitched for four seasons with the Brewers before retiring in 1990. In 1989 he spent a short period with the West Palm Beach Tropice of the Senior Pro League before returning to Milwaukee.

In his 13 year career he was 19-29 with 13 saves. He struck out 258 batters, walked 239 in 499 innings pitched over 298 appearances.

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