Travis Dawkins

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Travis Dawkins
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Shortstop
Born: (1979-05-12) May 12, 1979 (age 35)
Newberry, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
December 3, 1999 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
July 23, 2003 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average .163
Runs scored 8
Hits 16
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men's baseball
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 2000 Sydney Team competition

Travis Sentell "Gookie" Dawkins (born May 12, 1979 in Newberry, South Carolina) is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop.

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft, Dawkins would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Reds on September 3, 1999. His first major league at-bat was on September 4, 1999, at Philadelphia (a game in which the Reds hit nine home runs). Dawkins singled and reached third base on a throwing error. A young Philadelphia Phillies fan seated down the first base line reached over the fence and grabbed the rolling the ball during play. The Reds staff later obtained the first major league hit ball for Dawkins by trading with the fan.

Dawkins won an Olympic Gold medal in 2000 while playing for the United States baseball team.

Dawkins spent the 2007 season, playing for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and the Ottawa Lynx, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Dawkins was re-signed by the Phillies on December 7, 2007, to a minor league contract.

Dawkins signed with the Chicago White Sox for the 2008 season, and was assigned to their Triple-A team, the Charlotte Knights. Dawkins was traded to the Kansas City Royals on June 11, 2008. He re-signed with the White Sox after the season. Then he signed the Reds in the summer of 2010.

In the 2010 offseason, Dawkins signed a minor league contract with the Charlotte Knights

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