Tyler Houston

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Tyler Houston
Third baseman / Catcher
Born: (1971-01-17) January 17, 1971 (age 43)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 3, 1996 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2003 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 63
Runs batted in 253
Teams

Tyler Sam Houston (born January 17, 1971 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is a former professional baseball player who played third base and catcher in the Major Leagues from 1996-2003.

In 700 games, Houston tallied 479 hits, 63 home runs and 253 RBIs for a .265 batting average.

In the 1989 MLB June draft, Houston was drafted second overall (first was Ben McDonald) and was the first high school player chosen. He graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Sunday, July 9, 2000, Houston hit three home runs against the Detroit Tigers. Willie Blair pitched for six innings and gave up Houston's first two home runs. Jeff Weaver gave up the third (440 ft). It was the first time in Brewers' history that a backup catcher received a curtain call. He now coaches little league baseball and coaches varsity baseball at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada.

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