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Johnny Damon bio box

Johnny Damon bio

Born: Nov. 5, 1973, Fort Riley, Kan.

Drafted: 1st round, 35th overall, in 1992 by Kansas City Royals

Years in majors: 16

Previous teams: Royals, A's, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers

Position: Outfield, DH

Bats/throws: Left; left

Height/weight: 6 feet 2; 205

2010 numbers (with Tigers): 8 HR, 51 RBI, .271 average, 11 SB, .756 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage)

Notable: Among active players, two-time All-Star is fourth in runs scored (1,564) and steals (385), fifth in singles (1,769), seventh in hits (2,571); played for two World Series champs, 2004 Red Sox and 2009 Yankees; .326 average, 1 HR, 6 RBIs in 43 Series at-bats.

Personal: Has four children, including twins born in 1999. … Graduate of Orlando Dr. Phillips High, where he was friends with 'N Sync member Joey Fatone. … Was author (with St. Petersburg resident Peter Golenbock) of a book about 2004 Red Sox called Idiot: Beating the Curse and Enjoying Life.

Times staff

Johnny Damon bio box 01/21/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:20am]
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