Sam Narron (pitcher)

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Sam Narron
Pitcher
Born: (1981-07-12) July 12, 1981 (age 33)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 30, 2004 for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 2004 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Win–loss 0–0
Earned run average 13.50
Strikeouts 1
Teams

Samuel Franklin Narron (born July 12, 1981 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in one game for the Texas Rangers in the 2004 season. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2002 amateur draft. On April 28, 2008, Narron hit a home run for the Huntsville Stars, the first home run on the season for a pitcher. He is the grandson of former major league catcher and coach Sam Narron and cousin of catcher and manager Jerry Narron.[1]

College career[edit]

Narron attended East Carolina University, where he played college baseball for the Pirates. He was named to the All-Tournament Team in the 2002 Conference USA Tournament, which East Carolina won.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Narron was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round of the 2002 amateur draft. He began that season with their Rookie League affiliate, the Pulaski Rangers. In 2003, he was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Stockton Ports. The following season, he advanced to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders, where he was named to the Texas League mid-season All-Star team,[3] and the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks. Narron was also called up the major league Rangers for one game.

On September 24, 2004, Narron was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers. He later underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2005 season.[3] Narron returned to the game in 2006, playing for Milwaukee's Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. In 2007, he played with the Double-A Huntsville Stars. After starting 2008 in Huntsville, he was promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds on May 16, 2008. He spent the remainder of 2008 and the entire 2009 season with Nashville before becoming a minor league free agent after the season.

On January 14, 2010, Narron signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers he received an invite to spring training. He was later released and signed a minor league contract with the Brewers. He filed for free agency after the 2010 season, but later signed a new minor league contract with Milwaukee for 2011. He retired from playing following the 2011 season and is now the pitching coach for the Auburn Doubledays, a minor league baseball team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Narron". Player Profile. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". p. 93. Archived from the original on 2012-06-21. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Sam Narron." Nashville Sounds. Retrieved on 16 May 2008.

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