The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle announced March 25 that former White Sox slugger Dan Pasqua has been named the new director for two Bulls/Sox Academy locations in Glen Ellyn and La Grange.
Pasqua has been working with the White Sox for the past seven years and joined the Bulls/Sox Academy more than five years ago as a private instructor. He will be heading back to oversee the La Grange Academy, where he was director from October 2011 to December 2012 before he took his expertise to the Lisle facility. Additionally, his new role has added the responsibility of running the Glen Ellyn Academy.
Pasqua will oversee all baseball and fastpitch softball programming at both locations, with his main responsibility developing ball players through private and semiprivate training lessons.
“I am looking forward to sharing my experience of playing Major League Baseball with the youth of Glen Ellyn, La Grange and the surrounding communities,” Pasqua said.
The Glen Ellyn Bulls/Sox Academy is located at 800 St. Charles Road, and the La Grange Bulls/Sox Academy is located at 536 East Ave.
During his playing career, Pasqua was a left-handed power-hitting outfielder and first baseman known best for hitting home runs while playing for the White Sox from 1988 to 1994.
In 1988, Pasqua led the White Sox with 20 home runs. In 1989, he hit the second-to-last roof shot at old Comiskey Park and in 1991 hit a home run 484 feet, which still ranks among the five longest home runs in U.S. Cellular Field history. Over his 10-year major-league career, Pasqua appeared in 905 games with the Yankees and White Sox and slugged 117 home runs and 390 RBIs.