Antoan Richardson

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Antoan Richardson
New York Yankees – No. 63
Born: (1983-10-08) October 8, 1983 (age 31)
Nassau, Bahamas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 2011 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .400
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

Antoan Edward Richardson (born October 8, 1983) is a Bahamian professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

Richardson attended Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. He was drafted in the 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005 Major League Baseball Drafts. The San Francisco Giants signed him after they took him in the 2005 Draft, and he played in the Giants organization until they released him in 2009.[1] He then signed with the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League. In May 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves.[2]

Richardson was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4, 2011, and recorded his first career hit, a single to right field, off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw in his first career Major League at-bat.[3]

On December 16, 2011, Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He played in the Minnesota Twins organization in 2013. On November 13, 2013, he signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. After playing the minor league season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Yankees promoted Richardson to the major leagues on September 2.[4]

On September 25, 2014, Richardson pinch-ran for Jose Pirela in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles. He scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Derek Jeter in the final Yankee Stadium at-bat of Jeter's career.[5]


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