David Mario Carlucci (born May 1, 1963 at Milford, Massachusetts) is an American former professional baseball player and coach. A graduate of Westfield State College, Carlucci threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).
A catcher and outfielder, Carlucci was selected in the fourth round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. In his first pro season, with the 1984 Great Falls Dodgers of the Rookie-level Pioneer League, Carlucci appeared in 63 games, compiling a .316 batting average with six home runs and 40 runs batted in. He was named the Dodgers' minor league player of the month for August 1984. But his playing career stalled at the Class A level and Carlucci was released by Los Angeles in 1988.
Returning to Massachusetts, he became the head baseball coach at Dean Junior College, then rejoined the professional ranks as the bullpen catcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball in 1994–1995. During the latter year, Kevin Kennedy, Carlucci's manager at Great Falls in 1984, took the reins as skipper of the Red Sox. Kennedy promoted Carlucci to bullpen coach of the BoSox in 1996. But when the team started poorly, losing 19 of its first 25 games, the coaching staff underwent major changes on May 1. Among them, Carlucci was reassigned to his former role as bullpen catcher; then, when Kennedy was fired at the end of the season, Carlucci was also released.
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