September 26, 1967|
|Died: November 19, 2004
San Antonio, Texas
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|April 24, 1990 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 21, 1990 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
Brian Lee Traxler (September 26, 1967, in Waukegan, Illinois – November 19, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas) was a United States Major League Baseball first baseman. He was an alumnus of the University of New Orleans.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft, Traxler made his Major League Baseball debut with the Dodgers on April 24, 1990. He also played one season in Japan for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 1994. Later on, he returned to the Dodger system in 1995, and then played one season in Taiwan for the Ho-Hsin Whales.
Traxler played a number of seasons for the Albuquerque Dukes minor league baseball club. To this day, he is remembered fondly as a favorite all-time player of many Dukes fans. He was a hitting instructor in the Dodgers minor-league system after his playing career ended.
On November 19, 2004, Traxler died after enduring a coma for two weeks.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- SABR BioProject: Brian Traxler
- Former RedHawks star Brian Traxler dies at 37
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