09/18/08 3:25 PM ET
Where are they now? Dan Pasqua
Former White Sox outfielder looking to come back to baseball
By David Just / MLB.com
Many players look to find some way to stay connected to the sport or to their team, but that urge didn't immediately arise for Pasqua, who spent seven seasons with the White Sox.
"When my career ended, I was looking forward to stepping away from the game," Pasqua said. "I pretty much stayed away for five or six years. I don't think I even attended a game during that time period."
Instead, after he retired from the game in 1994, Pasqua launched his own construction company. It was an undertaking he had previously considered when the time came to hang up his cleats.
"LDP was my company," Pasqua said. "We were building single-family homes down in Bourbonnais, [Ill.], until people stopped buying."
ARI: Travis Lee | ATL: Mark Lemke
BAL: Chris Hoiles | BOS: Bill Lee
CHC: Randy Hundley | CIN: Eric Davis
CWS: Dan Pasqua | CLE: Dave Burba
COL: Curtis Leskanic | DET: Steve Sparks
FLA: Charlie Hough | HOU: Doug Drabek
KC: Mike Macfarlane | LAA: Rick Reichardt
LAD: Jim Gott | MIL: Don Sutton
MIN: Kevin Tapani | NYM: Ed Kranepool
NYY: Jim Abbott | OAK: Ben Grieve
PHI: Tommy Greene | PIT: Barry Jones
STL: B. Tewksbury | SD: C. Hernandez
SF: Brian Johnson | SEA: Henry Cotto
TB: Doug Creek | TEX: Dave Hostetler
TOR: Alex Gonzalez | WAS: W. Fryman
When the market turned, Pasqua said, the company was no longer viable, and it wasn't until recently that he looked for ways to get back into baseball.
Pasqua was selected in the third round of the 1982 First-Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees, with whom he played three seasons as a pro. He was traded along with Steve Rosenberg in November 1987 to the White Sox for Richard Dotson and Scott Nielsen.
Pasqua batted .241 over his seven seasons with the White Sox. His best season on the South Side was in 1990, when the outfielder hit .274 with a .347 on-base percentage. He hit 27 doubles and 13 home runs that year.
He was also a part of the 1993 team that was defeated by the Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series.
Looking to try something new now that his construction days are behind him, Pasqua might be headed back to baseball.
"I'm looking to do something for the White Sox," Pasqua said. "I've been doing a lot of public relations work for the Sox, going to the games, signing autographs."
If Pasqua has his way, he'll have gone full circle -- from baseball to a foray in the construction business and back to baseball again.
David Just is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.