Paul Anthony Sorrento (born November 17, 1965) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1989 through 1999, Sorrento played for the Minnesota Twins (1989–91), Cleveland Indians (1992–95), Seattle Mariners (1996–97) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998–99). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Sorrento played college baseball for the Florida State University Seminoles under head coach Mike Martin.
Paul played First Baseman with the Cleveland Indians during their 1995 World Series appearance.
On January 13, 2012 Paul was named hitting coach for Inland Empire 66ers of the California League they are the Class A - Advanced Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
On November 9, 2012, Sorrento was named the minor league hitting coordinator for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization.
In an 11-season career, Sorrento posted a .257 batting average with 166 home runs and 565 RBI in 1093 games played.
Sorrento wore #44
while playing for the Mariners, where he would go on to enjoy the most productive seasons of his career.
In Eleven Playoff Game Appearances with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners had a .213 batting average with 1 home run and 2 RBIs in 47 at-bats.
Milestones and firsts
- Sorrento became the first DH in Tampa Bay history (March 31, 1998)
- Sorrento made the first base hit in the history of Camden Yards (April 6, 1992)
- Sorrento hit the first home run in the history of Camden Yards (April 8, 1992). A three-run shot off of Bob Milacki on a 1-2 count.
- Sorrento hit the first grand slam at Jacobs Field in Cleveland (May 9, 1994)