Former New York Met Valentino Pascucci was one of three players signed by the Camden Riversharks today.
Pascucci went 3-for-11 in a 2011 September callup for the Mets. He also played in 32 games for Montreal in 2004. In the Expos’ final game in franchise history, an 8-1 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium, Pascucci went 3-for-4 including a pair of hits off of Tom Glavine.
In 2010, Pascucci played in 14 games for Camden, so this will not be his first Atlantic League experience. Unfortunately, during that time I didn’t manage to get his autograph – I don’t think I was able to find any of his baseball cards in time. So Pascucci remains among the 101 current and former Mets players who are not represented in my autograph collection.
The Riversharks open the 2013 season on Thursday, April 18th, in Lancaster, Pa. against the Barnstormers. Their home opener is Tuesday, April 23rd vs. the Bridgeport Bluefish. My first shot to get to Camden this year will probably be on Sunday, April 28th for a game against the Barnstormers – hopefully I’ll be able to get a baseball card signed this time.
The other players signed by Camden today were Ruddy Yan and Raul Padron, both returning Riversharks.