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John D'Acquisto

MLB Player information
NameJohn D'Acquisto
MLB debutSeptember 2, 1973 for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearanceOctober 1, 1982 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
W - L record34-51
earned run average4.56
* San Francisco Giants (1973 - 1976) * St. Louis Cardinals (1977) * San Diego Padres (1977 - 1980) * Montreal Expos (1980) * California Angels (1981) * Oakland Athletics (1982)

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John Francis D'Acquisto (born December 24, 1951 in San Diego, California), is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for six teams in his ten year career that spanned from 1973 to 1982.

D'Acquisto was named National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1974 when he went 12-14 with a 3.77 ERA for the fifth-place Giants, but he missed most of the next season after elbow surgery.

D'Acquisto tied an NL record with three wild pitches in one inning on September 24, 1976. The San Diego native made a comeback with the Padres in 1978 by switching to the bullpen (4-3 10 saves, 2.13 ERA) but declined in subsequent years.

After his retirement, D'Acquisto became an investment banker, but had his license revoked and was sentenced to 63 months prison over charges of investment fraud. Later it was found out that John D'Acquisto was used by others and set up. All the funds related to D'Acquisto's purported fraud case were found in the hands of V. David Siniscalchi, Peter Vercoven, and Dr. Herbert Geiselman, all of whom are now serving time in prison for fraud.

D'Acquisto has since received his Doctorate Degree in Exercise Science and Physiology.

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