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Timothy Pyznarski (born February 4, 1960) is a former professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres in 1986. He was selected fifteenth in the first round of the 1981 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He grew up on the South side of Chicago, attending Marist High School. Pyznarski led Marist to the IHSA Class AA State Championship in 1978. After a stellar high school career, he went on to attend Eastern Illinois. He set several offensive records at EIU. After a brilliant career in the minors, highlighted by The Sporting News & Topps 1986 Minor League Player of the Year Award, Pyznarski enjoyed a brief stint in the majors. Pyznarski now is an assistant coach at Marist and is raising his daughter Mandy who is a senior at Marist.

Tim Pyznarski
First baseman
Born: (1960-02-04) February 4, 1960 (age 59)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1986, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1986, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.238
Home runs0
Runs batted in0
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He played in the MLB for the San Diego Padres (1986) and the Modesto A's (1981), West Haven A's (1982), Albany A's (1983), Tacoma Tigers (1984), Las Vegas Stars (1985-86), and Denver Zephyrs, Rochester Red Wings and Omaha Royals. His 1987 Topps baseball card stated he was 6'2", weighed 195 pounds and batted and threw right handed.

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