May 25, 1966 |
Buffalo, New York
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|April 12, 1990 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 25, 2002 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||482|
|Career highlights and awards|
David Michael Hollins (born May 25, 1966 in Buffalo, New York) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played baseball at Orchard Park High School, where he graduated in 1984. He attended the University of South Carolina. He was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 6th round of the 1987 amateur draft. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' National League pennant winning team in 1993. During that same year, Hollins was also a member of the National League All-Star team. In 1996, Hollins was traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Mariners for a player-to-be-named-later. That player turned out to be David Ortiz. He returned briefly to the Phillies in 2002, making their 25-man roster. However, he only had 17 at bats for the team and two hits before he was placed on the disabled list due to harmful spider bites that aggravated his diabetes. On May 21, 2003, he retired.
Hollins spent the 2005 season as the hitting coach for the Binghamton Mets, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets in the Class AA Eastern League, and he is now a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Hollins has been named a member of the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Mandel, Ken (2003-05-21). "Notes: Hollins officially retires". Phillies.MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "Hollins, Garcia elected to Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2009-04-24.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
- MLB.com, July 3 2006
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