Damion Easley

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Damion Easley
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Tenure with the New York Mets
Second baseman
Born: (1969-11-11) November 11, 1969 (age 44)
New York City, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1992 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2008 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Batting average .253
Home runs 163
Runs batted in 684
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Jacinto Damion Easley (born November 11, 1969) is a former Major League Baseball player who is currently Executive Director of Warrior Baseball Academy. He is also an assistant coach for the Peoria Padres.

Biography[edit]

At age five, his family moved from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York. At age 11, his parents divorced and he moved with his father to California. He attended Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CA, where he was a member of the CIF champions in 1987. He attended Long Beach City College before being drafted by the California Angels in the 30th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Easley's wife's name is Dawn and they have four children: Rocky, Jazmin, Nathaniel, and Jayce Derrick.

Baseball career[edit]

Easley has played for the California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the New York Mets.

On September 6, 1995, Easley was the final out of the 5th inning, making Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2131st consecutive game official.

While with the Tigers, Easley was a 1998 American League All-Star. That year, he batted .271 and set career-highs with 27 home runs and 100 RBI. He also participated in the 1998 Home Run Derby. In 2001, Easley became the ninth Detroit Tiger to hit for the cycle. In 2001, Easley also had a five-hit game and an inside-the-park home run.

On November 16, 2006, Easley signed with the Mets as a free agent.

On August 2, 2007, Easley became the 24th player in Mets' history to hit an inside the park home run (against the Milwaukee Brewers), during a 12-4 victory [1].

On August 18, 2007, Easley suffered a high ankle sprain while advancing to second base on a wild pitch. This injury ended his 2007 baseball season, but he resumed play with the Mets in 2008.

At the time of his retirement, Easley had played the most regular season games (1706) of any player during the divisional playoff era (1994–present) that had never played in the postseason. Randy Winn broke this record in 2010; Adam Dunn is the current record holder. (Ernie Banks, who played most of his career before the League Championship Series was introduced, holds the all-time record.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.pr.com/press-release/246581

External links[edit]

Damion Easley at the Internet Movie Database