Interview with Former Jay Frank Catalanotto
- Updated: January 5, 2012
Although he only had 2003-2006 to play with the Blue Jays, Frank Catalanotto really made his presence known. In the second game of a double header vs. the Chicago White Sox (May 1, 2004), Frank became the first Blue Jay to go 6 for 6 in one game. His batting average never dropped below .293 during his time in Toronto.
Frank was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He fell in love with baseball very early and just couldn’t get enough of throwing, hitting and pretending he was playing at Yankee Stadium with his childhood heroes. After an eventful Little League career and getting cut from an elite New York area travel team, Frank began what would be a very average high school baseball career at Smithtown East. But, midway through his senior year he began to get noticed by local scouts. They saw that Frank could hit and, even better, he did it from the left side. -Heart & Hustle
After the Blue Jays went public with the 2012 logo, it was obviously what everybody was talking about. Everybody has an opinion on them, and it’s great to see what a former player would have to say on them.
- What’s your opinion on the new uniforms?
- Is there any story behind your number (27)?
Frank also played for Italy in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic. He shares with us what that experience was like.
- What teammates did you get along with really well?
- Imagine that you had complete control over the Blue Jays – player movements, pitching rotation, staffing, etc. What would you change?
- Do you think Interleague games take might away the importance of the World Series?
You can follow Frank on Twitter, or even better, order a copy of his new book - http://www.heartandhustlebook.com/