A fastball starting pitcher with curve and a nice changeup, Frank Pastore had a very solid rookie season with the Cincinnati Reds in 1979. He had a resounding spring training, striking out 14 in 15 innings along with a 0.60 earned run average. He was 6-7 for the season and worked in 30 games, made 9 starts. On September 23 1979 he pitched his first complete game, a 7-1 win over the Houston Astros in the Astrodome. And on September 28 1979 the 6 ft 3 inch 205 pound right-hander pitched his first complete game shutout, enabling the Reds to clinch the NL West Division Crown, winning 3-0 over Atlanta.
In 1980 Frank Pastore posted a 13-7 record with a career best 3.27 ERA. He pitched for Cincinnati until after the 1985 season, and then signed with Minnesota.