Rob Ducey

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Rob Ducey
Outfielder
Born: (1965-05-24) May 24, 1965 (age 49)
Toronto, Ontario
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1987 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
July 22, 2001 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Batting average .242
Hits 309
Runs batted in 146
Teams

Robert Thomas Ducey (born May 24, 1965) is a Canadian former outfielder in Major League Baseball. He is currently a coach in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Raised in Cambridge, Ontario,[1] Ducey graduated from Seminole Community College, and was first signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1984. After playing in the Blue Jays' organization from 1987 to 1992, he moved on to the California Angels (1992), Texas Rangers (1993-1994), Seattle Mariners (1997-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999-2000, 2000-2001) and Montreal Expos (2001), with a brief return to Toronto in 2000. He ended his 13-year major league career with a .242 batting average and 31 home runs in 703 games.

Ducey was part of a Major League anomaly in 2000, when he was traded by the Phillies to the Blue Jays on July 26 for John Sneed, and was then traded by the Blue Jays back to the Phillies on August 7 for Mickey Morandini.

Ducey was a designated hitter for Team Canada in the 2004 Summer Olympics, which finished in fourth place. He was the first Canadian to have played for both of Canada's MLB teams, the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays, in addition to the Canadian Olympic team.[citation needed] Matt Stairs, Denis Boucher and Shawn Hill are the only other Canadian players to achieve that goal.

Ducey was hired in 2006 by the Blue Jays as a Professional scout, 2006-2009 he had MLB coverage, 2009 he was the Pacific Rim Director. He was fired by then-new general manager Alex Anthopoulos in October 2009 when coverage of Asia was not a priority for the Jays.

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  1. ^ Brown, Josh (2008-08-02). "Rob Ducey: Cambridge native's back - as a coach". Waterloo Region Record. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

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