Danny Goodwin

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Danny Goodwin
First baseman, Outfielder, Designated hitter
Born: (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 61)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1975 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1982 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 81
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Danny Goodwin (b. September 2, 1953) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played from 1975 to 1982 for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. Goodwin, who played a majority of his games as a designated hitter, is the only player to be the first overall pick in the Major League draft in two separate years. He was initially drafted first overall in 1971 by the Chicago White Sox, but chose to attend Southern University and A & M where Lou Brock had previously attended, as would future Brewer 2B Rickie Weeks. Four years later, he was selected by the California Angels. He appeared in 252 games for three teams over the next seven years. He appeared in 61 games at first base and 2 in the outfield, all for the Minnesota Twins, with all his other appearances as a designated hitter.[citation needed]

He played for the Nankai Hawks in Japanese Professional League in 1986.[citation needed]

In 2011, Goodwin became the first player from a historically black university to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. Goodwin enjoys that honor alongside the late legendary baseball Coach and President of Grambling College, Dr. Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones.[citation needed]

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