Tuesday, November 28, 2023

1986 Spokane Indians at the Mall - Rob Picciolo


Picciolo is posed next to the mall directory. I can't remember seeing one framed in wood before. Very fancy.

Rob Picciolo was a semi-regular shortstop for the A's in the late '70s and early '80s, and also had stints for the Brewers and Angels. He retired after the 1985 season having played 731 games, hitting .234 with 17 HR and 109 RBI. After he retired the Padres hired him to manage the Spokane team, the start of a 15-year career with the Padres at the minor- and major-league level. Later he spent several years coaching for the Angels. He died of a heart attack in 2018.


  1. What I remember about Picciolo is his aversion to walks: he walked just 25 times in 1628 at-bats.

  2. I never went to the mall there, and I don't recall ever seeing a directory framed like that either; or at least not one that wasn't at a state park.