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
Teams

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

Career[edit]

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]

Personal[edit]

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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