He also won a World Series ring in 1962 as a player.
During his time with the Yankees, Pepitone was thrice-named to play in the and also won three awards.
However, he played only about half the 1970 season before being traded to the.
Few had much success in professional softball, playing part-time and promotional roles.
In January 1975, Pepitone published his own tell-all baseball memoir, titled Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud.
He and two other men were arrested in Brooklyn on March 18, 1985, after being stopped by the police for running a red light.