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Joe Pittman

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Batting average  .263
Name  Joe Pittman
On-base percentage  .309
Role  Baseball player
Slugging average  .302
Awards  Friends of PWA
Games played  139

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Died  June 13, 2014, Freeport, Texas, United States

Joseph Wayne Pittman (January 1, 1954 – June 13, 2014) was a backup infielder/outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants in part of three seasons spanning 1981–1984. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m), 180 pounds (82 kg), Pittman batted and threw right handed. He was dubbed 'Shoes'.

Born in Houston, Texas, Pittman was selected by the Astros in the 5th round of the 1975 MLB Draft out of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He debuted professionally for their Double-A Columbus Astros club late in the year.

In between, he played winter baseball with the Cardenales de Lara and Navegantes de Magallanes clubs of the Venezuelan League. He then won the Senior Professional Baseball Association championship with the St. Petersburg Pelicans in its 1989 inaugural season.

Following his playing retirement, Pittman coached in the minors and also served as an scout for the Astros organization.

On June 12, 2014, Pittman was working a construction job in Freeport, Texas, when he suddenly collapsed. Immediate attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.


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