A new podcast focuses on Frank Monastero, a Norristown native and Bishop Kenrick High School graduate, and whether or not a hot dog incident cost him his professional baseball carrier, writes Ed Morlock for the Montgomery Media.
Monastero, a West Chester University graduate, was drafted in the 59th round of the 1990 MLB draft by the Cleveland Indians. Against manager’s rules, he received hot dogs from Ashley Pace, one of the podcast co-hosts, before games. When he was caught, he was sent to the Gulf Coast League, making the 1990 season his only one in professional baseball.
“We’ve always wondered as well during the last three decades,” said Josh Durham, podcast co-host, “did Ashley Pace really cost Frank Monastero his professional baseball career?”
Monastero later coached at Norristown Area High School and Chestnut Hill Academy and played in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League. He also instructed at Diamond Baseball Academy in King of Prussia.
The Mysterious and Unbelievable Case of the Batboy and the Hot Dogs also takes a look at the 1990 Burlington Indians minor league baseball team, which included Monastero.
Read more about the podcast at the Montgomery Media by clicking here.
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