Tony Campana

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Tony Campana
Tony Campana 2011.jpg
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 19
Center fielder
Born: (1986-05-30) May 30, 1986 (age 27)
Kettering, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 17, 2011 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through April 5, 2014)
Batting average .259
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 11
Stolen Bases 62

Anthony "Tony" Campana, (born May 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball.


Campana attended the University of Cincinnati, where he played college baseball for the Cincinnati Bearcats. He was drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.[1]

Campana was added to the Cubs roster on May 17, 2011 and made his MLB debut the same day. He made his debut in Cincinnati versus the Reds.[2]

On May 30, 2011, Campana stole second and third base, becoming the first Cub since Alfonso Soriano in 2008 to accomplish the feat. He ended up stealing four total.[3]

On August 5, 2011, Campana hit an inside-the-park home run, his first professional home run, off the Reds' Mike Leake in the first inning.

On August 5, 2012, Campana was optioned to Chicago's AAA afillaite, Iowa Cubs.[4]

On November of 2012, Campana started to play for the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan league LVBP.[5]

He was designated for assignment by the Cubs on February 10, 2013.[6]

On February 18, 2013, Campana was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal. Campana has been designated to AAA Reno Aces.

In an 18 inning game on 24-25 August 2013 at the Philadelphia Phillies, Campana walked five times, one shy of the Major League record. Teammate Cliff Pennington also walked five times. The teams drew a combined 28 bases on balls, a National League record. The Diamondbacks' 18 walks tied the National League mark. The game lasted seven hours and six minutes, the longest in franchise history for both clubs.[7][8][9]


Campana was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child. He underwent 10 years of treatment, and today is in remission.[10] Married to Whitney Campana


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