November 17, 1965 |
|September 8, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1999, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Runs batted in||565|
|Career highlights and awards|
Paul Anthony Sorrento (born November 17, 1965) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1989 through 1999, Sorrento played for the Minnesota Twins (1989–91), Cleveland Indians (1992–95), Seattle Mariners (1996–97) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–99). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Sorrento played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin.
On November 9, 2012, Sorrento was named the minor league hitting coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. On November 3, 2015, Sorrento was hired as the Angels assistant hitting coach.
Milestones and firsts
- Sorrento became the first DH in Tampa Bay history (March 31, 1998)
- Sorrento made the first base hit in the history of Camden Yards (April 6, 1992)
- Sorrento hit the first home run in the history of Camden Yards (April 8, 1992). A three-run shot off of Bob Milacki on a 1-2 count.
- Sorrento hit the first grand slam at Jacobs Field in Cleveland (May 9, 1994)
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- Baseball Library
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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