Paul Sorrento
Paul Sorrento
Full Name:  Paul Anthony Sorrento
   School:  Saint John's Prep High School in Danvers, Massachusetts


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FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1984  15  OF-P    6-2  200  L  R  Fr   *   Peabody, MA           
1985  15  OF      6-2  200  L  R  So   *   Peabody, MA           
1986  15  OF      6-2  200  L  R  Jr   *   Peabody, MA           


Awards
Baseball
Year  Award
1984  Baseball America - 1st Team Freshman All-American
1986  Baseball America - 2nd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1997
Paul Sorrento, the Seminoles' starting rightfielder from 1984-86, was one of Florida State's most feared hitters in FSU history.

Sorrento, a left-handed hitter from Peabody, Mass., began his Seminole career with a bang as he hit 17 homeruns and drove in 68 runs in his freshman campaign to earn a spot on Baseball America's Freshman All-American team. In 1985, he set a school record by reaching base 13 consecutive times in the Metro Conference Tournament and garnered all-tournament team honors for his efforts. Sorrento earned All-Metro and All-Metro Tournament team honors in each of his three seasons with the Seminoles.

Sorrento was the clubs power man as a junior, leading the Seminoles with 22 homeruns and 86 RBI in 1986, as Florida State came up on game short of a national championship in the College World Series. His achievements of that magical season earned him Baseball America All-American (2nd team) honors. He finished his three-year career at Florida State with a .352 batting average, 48 homeruns and 222 RBI.

The California Angels organization selected Sorrento in the fourth round of the 1986 amateur draft, and he made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins in 1989. As a member of the Twins, Sorrento helped the team to a 1991 World Championship. Sorrento played for the Cleveland Indians during 1992-95 and was a member of the 1995 American League Championship team. He has played first base for the Seattle Mariners in 1996 and 1997 and finished his career with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during the 1998-99 seasons.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1984  .349  84  79  295  78 103  20   2  17  68  178  .603  75   3  51      .476  7  0   6   8
1985  .328  78      250  58  82  13   1   9  68  124  .496  54   5  43      .449  5  0   6   7
1986  .380  72      250  80  95  16   4  22  86  185  .740  66      33      .503  4  0  16  21
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Tot   .352 234  79  795 216 280  49   7  48 222  487  .613 195   8 127   0  .476 16  0  28  36
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1984  112    4  8   .935    
1985  106   10  4   .967    
1986   91    5  7   .932    
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Tot   309   19 19   .945   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1984
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Feb  3 SOUTH FLORIDA          7  .000  1 DH   4   1   0            0   0  1      1            0   2    0   
Feb  4 MIAMI                  7  .250  1 DH   4   1   2 1          0   3  0      0            0            
Feb  5 FLORIDA                5  .182  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  1      3            0   1    0   
Feb 11 SOUTH FLORIDA          9  .143  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  0      1            0            
Feb 14 WEST FLORIDA           9  .176  1 RF   3   1   1        1   3   4  1      1            0   2    0   
Feb 15 WEST FLORIDA           7  .222  1 RF   1   1   1            2   1  2      0  1     1   1   1    0   
Feb 16 TAMPA                  9  .227  1 RF   4   1   1        1   3   4  0      1            0   2    0   
Feb 17 TAMPA                  9  .320  1 RF   3   2   3            0   3  1      0            0   1    0  1
Feb 18 GEORGIA TECH           9  .379  1 RF   4   3   3        1   2   6  1      0            0   2    1  1
Feb 19 GEORGIA TECH           9  .355  1 RF   2   0   0            0   0  2      0            0   0    0   
Feb 21 JACKSONVILLE           9  .353  1 RF   3   0   1            0   1  0      0            0   0    0   
Feb 22 JACKSONVILLE           5  .351  1 RF   3   2   1            3   1  1      1            0   1    0   
Feb 24 MIAMI                  7  .317  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0  0      3        1   1   3    0   
Feb 25 MIAMI                  5  .318  1 RF   3   1   1 1          0   2  1   1  0            0   3    0  2
Feb 26 MIAMI                  7  .319  1 RF   3   1   1 1          0   2  2      2            0   2    0   
Feb 28 AUBURN                 6  .327  1 RF   2   0   1            0   1  3      1            0   1    0   
Mar  1 BALL STATE             4  .333  1 RF   2   3   1        1   4   4  2      0            0   1    0   
Mar  4 BALL STATE             4  .340  1 RF   2   2   1        1   1   4  2      0            0   1    0   
Mar  6 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS       4  .339  1 RF   3   1   1            1   1  2      1            0   1    0   
Mar  7 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS       4  .322  1 RF   3   1   0            0   0  1      1            0   1    0   
Mar  8 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS       6  .344  1 RF   2   0   2            0   2  1      0            0   2    0   
Mar  9 CAL ST-FULLERTON       6  .344  1 RF   3   0   1            1   1  1      1            0   1    0   
Mar 10 CAL ST-FULLERTON       6  .343  1 RF   3   0   1            0   1  1      1            0   2    0   
Mar 11 CAL ST-FULLERTON       5  .329  1 RF   3   1   0            0   0  1      1            0   2    0   
Mar 13 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   6  .342  1 RF   3   1   2 1   1      0   5  1      0            0   2    0   
Mar 14 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   5  .351  1 RF   4   1   2 1          0   3  1      0            0   1    0   
Mar 15 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   3  .367  1 RF   2   2   2 1      1   1   6  1      0            0   1    0   
Mar 16 SOUTH FLORIDA          4  .373  1 RF   4   0   2 1          1   3  0      1            0   2    0   
Mar 17 SOUTH FLORIDA          4  .364  1 RF   5   1   1            0   1  0      1            0   1    0  1
Mar 18 SOUTH FLORIDA          4  .374  1 RF   3   0   2            0   2  1      0            0   0    0   
Mar 19 PITTSBURGH             4  .383  1 RF   3   1   2 1          1   3  1      0            0   3    0   
Mar 21 PITTSBURGH             4  .371  1 RF   3   1   0            0   0  1      0            0   1    0   
Mar 21 PITTSBURGH             3  .366  1 RF   4   1   1        1   2   4  0      0            0   5    0   
Mar 22 TENNESSEE TECH         3  .365  1 RF   3   2   1            0   1  2      1            0   2    0   
Mar 23 ALABAMA                4  .364  1 RF   6   2   2            0   2  1      1            0   3    0   
Mar 24 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       4  .369  1 RF   1   3   1        1   1   4  4      0            0   1    0   
Mar 25 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       4  .368  1 RF   3   1   1            1   1  1      1            0   0    0   
Mar 29 CLEMSON                4  .359  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 30 CLEMSON                4  .364  1 RF   4   0   2 1          1   3                      0            
Mar 31 GEORGIA STATE          3  .376  1 RF   4   1   3        1   3   6  1      0            0   4    0   
Apr  1 GEORGIA STATE          4  .383  1 RF   3   3   2        1   1   5  3   1  0            0   1    0   
Apr  4 FLORIDA                3  .382  1 RF   3   1   1 1          0   2  2      2            0   4    0   
Apr  4 FLORIDA                3  .390  1 RF   5   1   3 1          3   4  0      1            0   2    0   
Apr  5 JACKSONVILLE           3  .381  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  1      0            0   1    0   
Apr  6 JACKSONVILLE           4  .380  1 RF   3   0   1            0   1  1   1  1            0   0    0   
Apr  7 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       3  .370  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0  1      0            0   1    0   
Apr  8 GEORGIA SOUTHERN       3  .364  1 RF   5   0   1 1          1   2  0      1            0   3    0   
Apr 10 MERCER                 4  .357  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  1      0            0   0    0   
Apr 11 MERCER                 4  .357  1 RF   3   1   1            0   1  1      0            0   0    0   
Apr 13 MIAMI                  4  .350  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  1      0            0   1    0   
Apr 14 MIAMI                  4  .345  1 RF   5   0   1            0   1  0      1            0   0    0   
Apr 15 MIAMI                  4  .343  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1  1      2            0   3    0   
Apr 17 FLORIDA                4  .347  1 RF   4   1   2 2          4   4  0      1  1         0   0    0   
Apr 18 FLORIDA                4  .345  1 RF   4   1   1            1   1  1      1            0   1    0   
Apr 19 SOUTH ALABAMA          4  .343  1 RF   4   1   1 1          0   2  0      1            0   1    0  2
Apr 20 SOUTH ALABAMA          6  .337  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  0   1  1            0   4    0   
Apr 21 FL INTERNATIONAL       3  .335  1 RF   4   1   1     1      1   3  1      0            0   2    0   
Apr 22 FL INTERNATIONAL       3  .346  1 RF   3   3   3        1   2   6  1      0            0   0    0   
Apr 27 TULANE                 3  .345  1 RF   3   3   1            0   1  3      1        1   1   2    0   
Apr 29 TULANE                 5  .338  1 RF   4   1   0            0   0  0      0            0   0    0   
Apr 29 TULANE                 6  .335  1 RF   2   0   0            0   0  1      0            0   2    0   
Apr 30 SOUTH ALABAMA          3  .338  1 RF   4   2   2 1          0   3  1      0            0   2    0   
May  1 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   5  .338  1 RF   6   1   2            0   2  0      0        1   1   1    0   
May  2 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   3  .336  1 RF   4   1   1            0   1  1      1            0   0    0   
May  3 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI   3  .335  1 RF   1   1   0            2   0  1      0  2         0   0    0   
May  4 MEMPHIS STATE          6  .339  1 RF   6   2   3 1      1   3   7  0      2        1   1   1    0  1
May  6 MEMPHIS STATE          3  .333  1 RF   4   0   0            1   0  0      0  1         0   2    0   
May  6 MEMPHIS STATE          3  .338  1 RF   3   1   2            1   2  1      1            0   3    0   
May 10 SOUTH CAROLINA         3  .339  1 RF   5   1   2        1   1   5  0      0            0   1    0   
May 11 TULANE                 3  .332  1 RF   5   0   0            1   0  0      1            0   0    0   
May 11 MEMPHIS STATE          3  .333  1 RF   5   1   2        1   2   5  0      1            0   0    0   
May 12 CINCINNATI             5  .331  1 RF   5   0   1            0   1  0      1            0   0    1   
May 13 VIRGINIA TECH          3  .335  1 RF   3   2   2 1          1   3  1      0            0   1    0   
May 13 SOUTH CAROLINA         4  .342  1 RF   6   1   4            0   4  0      0            0   1    0   
May 18 NEW ORLEANS            3  .342  1 RF   3   0   1            1   1  1      0            0   5    0   
May 19 NEW ORLEANS            3  .341  1 RF   4   0   1            0   1  0      2            0   1    0   
May 20 NEW ORLEANS            3  .347  1 RF   4   1   3        1   3   6  0      0            0   0    0   
May 24 STETSON                4  .342  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0  1      4            0   0    0   
May 25 EAST CAROLINA          3  .341  1 RF   4   0   1 1          2   2  0      0            0   2    0   
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                                 .341 79 79 276  71  94 19  2 15  62 162 68   4 50  5  0  5   5  106   2  8
1985
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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May 23 GEORGE MASON           4  .333  1 RF   6   1   2            2   2  0      2            0   3    0   
May 25 ARKANSAS               4  .333  1 RF   3   1   1            0   1  2      0            0   2    0   
May 25 GEORGIA TECH           7  .250  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  0      1            0   2    0  1
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                                 .250  3  3  12   2   3  0  0  0   2   3  2   0  3  0  0  0   0    7   0  1
1986
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Feb 23 GEORGIA TECH           9b .000  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0            
Feb 26 FLORIDA                6  .250  1 RF   3   1   1            0   1                      1            
Apr  3 JACKSONVILLE           4  .333  1 RF   2   2   1        1   2   4                  1   1            
Apr  5 TULANE                 4  .500  1 RF   2   1   2            0   2                      0            
Apr  6 TULANE                 4  .500  1 RF   4   1   2        1   2   5                      0            
Apr 11 MIAMI                  4  .462  1 RF   1   0   0            1   0            1         0            
May  9 CINCINNATI             2  .500  1 RF   5   1   3 1   1  1   5   9  0      1            0   1    0   
May 10 SOUTH CAROLINA         2  .435  1 RF   5   0   1            0   1  0      1        1   1   2    0   
May 10 MEMPHIS STATE          2  .385  1 RF   3   0   0            0   0  2      0        1   2   0    0   
May 11 SOUTH CAROLINA         2  .433  1 RF   4   1   3        1   2   6  0      0            0   1    0   
May 11 SOUTH CAROLINA         2  .457  1 RF   5   1   3            1   3  0      0            0   1    0   
May 22 NORTH CAROLINA STATE   2  .475  1 RF   5   4   3 1      1   1   7  1      0            0   0    0   
May 23 TEXAS A&M              2  .488  1 RF   3   1   2 1          2   3  3      0            0   1    0   
May 24 SOUTH FLORIDA          2  .478  1 RF   3   3   1 1          1   2  2      0            0   0    1   
May 31 INDIANA STATE          2  .480  1 RF   4   2   2 1   1      1   5  0      0            0   2    0   
Jun  3 MIAMI                  2  .453  1 RF   3   1   0            1   0  1      1  1         0   4    0   
Jun  6 ARIZONA                2  .456  1 RF   4   1   2        1   4   5  0      0            0   1    0   
Jun  7 OKLAHOMA STATE         2  .459  1 RF   4   1   2 1          1   3  0      2            0   1    0   
Jun  8 MIAMI                  2  .431  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0  0      2            0   1    0   
Jun  9 ARIZONA                2  .406  1 RF   4   0   0            0   0  0      1            0   0    0   
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                                 .406 20 19  69  21  28  6  2  6  24  56  9   0  8  2  0  3   5   15   1  0


Pro Career
Baseball
Height: 6-2   Weight: 200  Throws: Right  Bats: Left
Drafted: 1986, June Regular Draft, 4th Round  #103, California Angels, OF    
Debut: September 8, 1989

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1989  Min    Minnesota Twins                     55      1B-DH
1990  Min    Minnesota Twins                     55      DH-1B
1991  Min    Minnesota Twins                     18      1B-DH
1992  Cle    Cleveland Indians                   11      1B-DH
1993  Cle    Cleveland Indians                   11      1B-OF-DH
1994  Cle    Cleveland Indians                   11      1B-DH
1995  Cle    Cleveland Indians                   11      1B-DH
1996  Sea    Seattle Mariners                    44      1B
1997  Sea    Seattle Mariners                    44      1B-DH
1998  TB     Tampa Bay Devil Rays                44      DH-1B-OF
1999  TB     Tampa Bay Devil Rays                44      OF-1B-DH


Pro Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
Year Team   AVG   GP   GS   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB ATT
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1989 Min   .238   14        21    2    5   0   0   0   1    5  .238   5   0   4   0  .370   1   0   0   0
1990 Min   .207   41       121   11   25   4   1   5  13   46  .380  12   1  31   3  .281   1   0   1   2
1991 Min   .255   26        47    6   12   2   0   4  13   26  .553   4   0  11   3  .314   0   0   0   0
1992 Cle   .269  140       458   52  123  24   1  18  60  203  .443  51   1  89  13  .341   3   1   0   3
1993 Cle   .257  148       463   75  119  26   1  18  65  201  .434  58   2 121  10  .340   4   0   3   4
1994 Cle   .280   95       322   43   90  14   0  14  62  146  .453  34   0  68   7  .345   3   1   0   1
1995 Cle   .235  104       323   50   76  14   0  25  79  165  .511  51   0  71  10  .336   4   0   1   2
1996 Sea   .289  143       471   67  136  32   1  23  93  239  .507  57   7 103  10  .370   5   2   0   2
1997 Sea   .269  146       457   68  123  19   0  31  80  235  .514  51   3 112  13  .345   2   0   0   2
1998 TB    .225  137       435   40   98  27   0  17  57  176  .405  54   3 133   8  .313   3   0   2   5
1999 TB    .235   99       294   40   69  14   1  11  42  118  .401  49   4 101   4  .351   1   0   1   2
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11 Years   .257 1093    0 3412  454  876 176   5 166 565 1560  .457 426  21 844  81  .340  27   4   8  23
Playoff Batting Statistics
Year Team   AVG   GP   GS   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB ATT
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1991 Min   .000    1         1    0    0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   1   0  .000   0   0   0   0
1995 Cle   .217    7        23    4    5   1   0   0   1    6  .261   4       6      .333           0    
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2 Years    .208    8    0   24    4    5   1   0   0   1    6  .250   4   0   7   0  .321   0   0   0   0
World Series Batting Statistics
Year Team   AVG   GP   GS   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB ATT
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1991 Min   .000    3         2    0    0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   1   0   2   0  .333   0   0   0   0
1995 Cle   .182    6        11    0    2   1   0   0   0    3  .273   0       4      .182           0    
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2 Years    .154    9    0   13    0    2   1   0   0   0    3  .231   1   0   6   0  .214   0   0   0   0
Fielding Statistics
Year Team Pos   GP   PO  Ast   E  DP  Fld%
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1989 Min  1B     5   13    0   0   1 1.000
  "   "   DH     5    0    0   0   0  .000
1990 Min  DH    23    0    0   0   0  .000
  "   "   1B    15  118    7   1  14  .992
1991 Min  1B    13   70    7   0   7 1.000
  "   "   DH     2    0    0   0   0  .000
1992 Cle  1B   121  996   78   8 108  .993
  "   "   DH    11    0    0   0   0  .000
1993 Cle  1B   144 1012   86   6 107  .995
  "   "   OF     3    3    0   0   0 1.000
  "   "   DH     1    0    0   0   0  .000
1994 Cle  1B    86  798   59   4  79  .995
  "   "   DH     8    0    0   0   0  .000
1995 Cle  1B    91  816   58   7  88  .992
  "   "   DH    11    0    0   0   0  .000
1996 Sea  1B   138  957   81  11 112  .990
1997 Sea  1B   139  929   86   4  89  .996
  "   "   DH     1    0    0   0   0  .000
1998 TB   DH    86    0    0   0   0  .000
  "   "   1B    27  219   24   0  22 1.000
  "   "   OF    18   30    0   0   0 1.000
1999 TB   OF    57   87    2   4   1  .957
  "   "   1B    27  203    9   1  19  .995
  "   "   DH     9    0    0   0   0  .000
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11 Years      1041 6251  497  46 647  .993