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Danny Miceli

Dan Miceli

Danny Miceli was the first of many Dr. Phillips Baseball graduates to play professional baseball but one of only four to do so at the highest level. After graduating Dr. Phillips in 1989, Miceli signed with the Kansas City Royals in 1990 and made his Major League debut on his birthday, September 9th, in 1993 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

Miceli went on to a long career as a relief pitcher in the Majors and was one of the most well-traveled players in MLB history, earning a roster spot on 11 different teams in his 14-year career, including a short stint with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan (2005). 

Danny Miceli pitched in the postseason twice in his career. In 1998 he was a cornerstone of the National League Champion San Diego Padres' bullpen and in 2004 he set career records for appearances (74) and strikeouts (83) as a key member of the Houston Astros' Central Division Champion team. He has had the privilege of playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies (three times), Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Yomiuri Giants. He signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox prior to the 2008 season, which would have been his 12th different team, but he announced his retirement March 1st. Miceli finished his Major League Baseball career with an overall record of 43-52 with 39 saves and amassed 632 strikeouts in 700 innings pitched.  

As one of four DP Baseball graduates to play in the Major Leagues, Miceli's uniform number was retired in 2005. Danny Miceli continues to reside in Central Florida and has been a consistent and proud supporter of Panther Baseball throughout his career.


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