On the Mound with David Palladino

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Name: David Palladino

Position: Right-handed pitcher

Bat: Right     Throws: Right

Height: 6’9″     Weight: 260 lbs.    

Date of Birth: 3/15/1993

Hometown: Emerson, NJ

High School: Emerson High School

College: Howard Community College

Twitter: @dpall22

Have you played any other sports?

Football and soccer as a kid, but in high school, basketball and baseball.

What is your most memorable moment in baseball as a player?

Getting drafted by the Yankees and winning the sectional championship in high school.

Who is your favorite major league baseball player?

Andy Pettitte because of his attitude towards the game and his hard work ethic.

How do you feel about being a part of the New York Yankees organization?

It feels amazing. It’s an opportunity not many experience. Playing for the team you love and grew up watching is truly an amazing experience.

What are your hobbies?

Pickup basketball, fishing, paintballing, hanging out with friends and family.

What family member(s) are you closest with? Why?

My brothers [Anthony, 24 and Nick, 17] and parents because I would not be where I am today without them. They support me and help me with everything I do or need.

How and why did you start playing baseball?

I wanted to be like my older brother and father, and then fell in love with the game.

What is the biggest challenge/obstacle you’ve ever faced and how did you overcome it?

Being able to come back from knee surgery. Overcame it by working hard and with support from family and friends.

What’s the worst physical pain you’ve ever endured?

Fouling a baseball back into my face when I was young.

What is the most played song on your iPod?

Danza Kuduro.

What is your favorite…

Food? Italian

Movie? Fast and Furious 6

Book? ABC’s of Pitching

TV Show? Two and a Half Men 

Video Game? FIFA 13/Call of Duty

Athlete? Roger Clemens/Andy Pettitte

Thing you take on the road? my cross

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