June 14, 1960 |
Ridgewood, New Jersey
|September 1, 1982 for the Detroit Tigers|
Last MLB appearance
|October 3, 1990 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||55|
Michael Russell Laga (born June 14, 1960 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is a former professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants in the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for once hitting a foul ball out of the second Busch Stadium (September 15, 1986).
Laga played for the 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, going 6–11 that year with a .545 average for the year, but did not appear in the World Series. Nor did he appear in the 1987 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. In his career, Laga played in 188 major league games and had 84 hits, 55 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and 16 home runs. He also hit 32 home runs in 1991, playing for Daiei of the Japanese League. He also played for the Hawks in 1992.
Laga currently lives in Florence, Massachusetts. He has eight children.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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