Terry Tiffee

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Terry Tiffee
Third Baseman
Born: (1979-04-21) April 21, 1979 (age 35)
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2004 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 2008 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average .226
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 29
Teams
Terry Tiffee
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Competitor for  United States
Summer Olympics
Bronze 2008 Beijing National team
Baseball World Cup
Gold 2009 Nettuno National team

Terry Ronald Tiffee (born April 21, 1979, in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Career[edit]

Tiffee graduated from Sylvan Hills High School in 1997 and Pratt Community College (Kansas) in 1999. After his time at Pratt, Tiffee signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Louisiana State University, but chose instead to sign with the Minnesota Twins (scout Gregg Miller) when he was acquired in the 26th round of the June 1999 free agent draft.

Tiffee played with the Rochester Red Wings in the 2006 Governor's Cup International League Championship Series. Rochester squandered a two game to one lead and lost the series 3-2.

After playing parts of three seasons in the majors for the Twins from 2004-2006, he signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on January 5, 2007. On November 29, 2007, Tiffee signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to play for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

On May 25, 2008, Tiffee's contract was purchased by the Dodgers, and he was added to the active roster. He singled in his first at-bat for the Dodgers as a pinch hitter that same day. He compiled a .250 average in six games with the Dodgers before being designated for assignment on June 7, 2008 to make room for Ángel Berroa. He cleared waivers and was optioned back to Las Vegas. He signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on December 17, 2008.

Tiffee began 2011 with the Lancaster Barnstormers in independent baseball. He signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on June 22, 2011, and was assigned to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.[1] He was released on August 22.[2]

The Miami Marlins signed him to a minor league contract on January 19, 2012.

2008 USA Baseball Olympic Team[edit]

Tiffee had 351 at bats with Triple-A Las Vegas and was batting .376 with 8 home runs, 36 doubles, and 61 Runs batted in when he was announced as a member of the U.S. Olympic Baseball Team.[3]

Personal[edit]

Tiffee met his wife, Kelli, in Liberal, Kansas where he was playing fall league. They have a one-year-old daughter and welcomed twin sons in July 2006.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Donnie (June 22, 2011). "Two veteran sluggers signed by Yanks". The Times-Tribune. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.mlbdailydish.com/2011/8/23/2378697/minor-moves-tiffee-arguello-laffey-stevenson
  3. ^ "USA Baseball names Olympic team". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 

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