Dave Hudgens

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Dave Hudgens
Dave Hudgens on April 5, 2012.jpg
Hudgens as coach for the New York Mets in 2012.
Houston Astros
First baseman/Pinch hitter/Hitting Coach
Born: (1956-12-05)December 5, 1956
Oroville, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 4, 1983 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1983 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Games 6
At bats 7
Hits 1
Teams

As player

As coach

David Mark Hudgens (born December 5, 1956) is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and is the hitting coach for the Houston Astros.[1] He played for the Oakland Athletics during the 1983 season.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Hudgens was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the January 1975 Draft and by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of the June 1977 Draft. He did not sign either time, and instead chose to attend Arizona State University. He appeared in two College World Series during his four years with the Sun Devils. In his career, he had a batting average of .313 with 16 home runs and 135 runs batted in. After graduating, Hudgens played in six minor league seasons with the Athletics and Indians and appeared in six games with Oakland in 1983.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from playing baseball, Hudgens managed four years in Oakland's minor league system from 1985-1988 for the Medford A's and Pocatello A's. He also managed in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League for Leones del Caracas with a record of 35-28 during the winter of 2009. Manage in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League for Leones del Caracas again during the winter season of 2014, in this opportunity he is fired, 11/09/14, because of poor results.[3] He also served as hitting coach for the New York Mets from 2011 to 2014.[4] He was fired on May 26 after the Mets' loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5] On October 17, 2014 Hudgens was hired by the Houston Astros to be their hitting coach under new manager A.J. Hinch

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