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Pignatano in 1969

Joseph Benjamin Pignatano (born August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball.

Pignatano played for the New York Mets only in 1962. His last game was on September 30. He returned to the Mets to become the bullpen coach from 1968-1981. During his years as bullpen coach with the Mets, Pignatano cultivated a vegetable garden in the bullpen. For more see it here.

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