First baseman and corner outfielder who played five seasons in MLB, four for the Pittsburgh Pirates and one with the Houston Astros.
He attended Lafayette High School in New York.
He joined the New York Mets' single-A affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones as their hitting coach in 2010.
He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Mets right-hander David Cone had a no-hitter through seven innings in 1992, but Distefano ended the bid with an infield single in the eighth.