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Ricky Bottalico

MLB Player information
NameRicky Bottalico
PositionRelief pitcher
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB debutJuly 29, 1994 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearanceJuly 22, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Win-Loss33-42
Earned run average3.99
Saves116
Strikeouts575
Teams
*Philadelphia Phillies (1994 1998) *St. Louis Cardinals (1999) *Kansas City Royals (2000) *Philadelphia Phillies (2001 2002) *Arizona Diamondbacks (2003) *New York Mets (2004) *Milwaukee Brewers (2005)

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Ricky Paul Bottalico ( ) (born August 26, 1969, in New Britain, Connecticut) is a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. In high school, he played for South Catholic High School in Hartford, Connecticut under coach Tom DiFiore. He compiled a career earned run average of 3.99 over twelve major league seasons, during which he pitched for several teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, and Milwaukee Brewers. He was also signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor-league contract in 2006. Bottalico was invited to spring training that year, and was released.

In his prime, Bottalico threw a fastball in the upper 90s, along with a hard curveball. Bottalico also was the only Phillies player on the National League team in the 1996 All-Star Game, held in Philadelphia, pitching one inning.

In 2008 he worked for Service Electric as an analyst for the Phillies' class-AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He is currently a Phillies analyst for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.




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