A. J. Pierzynski
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, NY USA
  • Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 09, 1998
  • Final Game: September 10, 2016
  • Silver Slugger - 2012
 
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One of the more recognized Catchers in Major League Baseball through the bulk of his career A.J. Pierzynski was also one of the more notorious players in the game. 

Pierzynski was not a favorite among opponents but this was a tenacious player who did whatever he could to win.  While it can be argued that he never had a spectacular offensive season this is still a two time All Star who is one of only ten Catchers to accumulate 2,000 Hits.  The zenith of his career was in 2005 when he was a large part of the Chicago White Sox’ World Series Championship.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Bridgehampton, NY)
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Catcher
  • Played For: San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (2) (2002 & 2006)

    Silver Slugger (1) AL) (2012)

    World Series Rings (1) (Chicago White Sox, 2005)
  • Other Points of Note: 1 Top Ten Finish (Defensive bWAR)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 40. Hit By Pitch: 129

Should A. J. Pierzynski be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 57.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 28.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 14.3%
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