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Overview

Rico Petrocelli

Date of birth
Jun 27, 1943

Ht: 6'0" Wt: 180 lbs.

Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

Hometown
Brooklyn, NY

High school
Sheepshead Bay

Summary
Americo Peter "Rico" Petrocelli (born June 27, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman who played his entire career in the American League for the Boston Red Sox (1963-1976). After a brief stint in 1963, he joined the team full time in 1965...
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Coaching career
Pawtucket Red SoxHitting Coach, Manager

Trenton ThunderHitting Coach

Playing career
READING RED SOX 1962: Winston Salem 1964: Seattle Rainiers of PCL

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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Edited the career summary for Rico Petrocelli.
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    "READING RED SOX 1962: Winston Salem 1964: Seattle Rainiers of PCL"
by sch1313 Jul 22, 2012
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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1963 Reading Phillies team roster.
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by sch1313 Jul 22, 2012
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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Removed Rico Petrocelli from the 1991 Birmingham Barons team roster.
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by sch1313 Jul 22, 2012
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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1988 Birmingham Barons team roster.
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Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1991 Birmingham Barons team roster.
  • Set role to Manager.
by sch1313 Jul 22, 2012
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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1987 Birmingham Barons team roster.
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Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1996 Pawtucket Red Sox team roster.
  • Set role to Hitting Coach.
Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1997 Pawtucket Red Sox team roster.
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Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1995 Trenton Thunder team roster.
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Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1986 Appleton Foxes team roster.
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by sch1313 Jul 22, 2012
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1965Topps-RookieStars-Bosox
1965Topps-RookieStars-Bosox
Boston Red Sox - Rookie Stars - Rico Petrocelli & Jerry Stephenson - 1965 Topps Card
by RAB88 Jul 12, 2012
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Top MLB Home Run Hitters Born in New York: Fan’s Review (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
There have been many great home run hitters born in New York . Home of the New York Yankees and New York Mets, this state has two MLB teams and is the birthplace of over 1,000 MLB players. Here's a look at the top 10 home run hitters with a hometown in New...
Yahoo! Sports, Jan 30, 2012
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Ortiz drives in 1,000th career run with Red Sox
BOSTON -- Whether it's a year from now, three years from now or five years from now, David Ortiz will have a chance to look back and see that he drove in 1,000 runs in his career with the Red Sox, a plateau he reached his fourth-inning grand slam on...
Providence Journal Red Sox Blog, Jul 28, 2011
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Red Sox 12, Royals 5: Ortiz hits grand slam in win
BOSTON -- Various rumors continue to connect the Red Sox with various starting pitchers around the league like Ubaldo Jimenez, Hiroki Kuroda or Wandy Rodriguez. Struggles at the back end of the rotation and the slow progress of Clay Buchholz have made...
Providence Journal Red Sox Blog, Jul 28, 2011
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Top five third basemen in Red Sox history: A fan's opinion (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Since the establishment of the Boston Red Sox organization in 1901, there have been many excellent third basemen who have played for the team. From Wade Boggs to Rico Petrocelli, I have presented the best players in Red Sox history who have played at third...
Yahoo! Sports, Jun 22, 2011
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Will Tulo’s torrid start propel him to a 40 home run season? (Yahoo! Sports)
Over the offseason, the Colorado Rockies signed Troy Tulowitzki to a monster contract extension, earning the team a round of loud criticism for locking him up much earlier than necessary. But over this season's first 11 games, Tulo has done … Continue...
Yahoo! Sports, Apr 14, 2011
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Red Sox Top 5 Opening Day Performances
Happy Opening Day Red Sox Fans! What a long, cold, lonely, winter it has been. While it may not be warm in the Northeast just yet, baseball has returned and down in Texas this afternoon, our 2011 Red Sox take the field for the first time....
Over the Monster, Apr 01, 2011
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Rico Petrocelli.jpg
by thesemers Sep 20, 2010
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Baseball Tonight Clubhouse
Gone are the days of fierce on-field battles and scraps between the Red Sox-Yankees. Unfortunately, the rivalry has fallen flat.
ESPN, Aug 09, 2010
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Created an external link called "Stats" for Rico Petrocelli.
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by DaMan Jul 13, 2010
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Bernie Carbo, a Boston Red Sox hero in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, says that in more than a thousand big league games, he played sober only once.
Watch this story on "Outside the Lines," Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on ESPN
ESPN, May 15, 2010
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This Day In Red Sox History: May 5, 1972
Rico Petrocelli’s sixth inning home run ended a gopher ball drought that had endured for 378 at-bats, dating back to September 28, 1971 (Reggie Smith). Material for This Day In Red Sox History is drawn from Bill Nowlin’s “Day by Day with the Boston Red...
Sox1Fan, May 05, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for Rico Petrocelli
Added Rico Petrocelli to the 1992 Pawtucket Red Sox team roster.
  • Set role to Manager.
by Caesar Berardi Mar 18, 2010
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Updated the main image for Rico Petrocelli
Rico Petrocelli - 1974
Changed the main image to: Rico Petrocelli - 1974
Rico Petrocelli is the picture of focus as he waits for a pitch. The Brooklyn native spent 13 seasons as a Red Sox, making two All-star games, and was a key cog in Boston's run to the 1967 and 1975 World Series.
by greg Feb 04, 2010
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