Adrian Garrett

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Adrian Garrett
Smokey 1966 Atlanta Braves.JPG
Utility player
Born: (1943-01-03) January 3, 1943 (age 76)
Brooksville, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1966, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 11, 1976, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.185
Home runs11
Runs batted in37
Teams

Henry Adrian "Smokey" Garrett, Jr. (born January 3, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball from 1966 to 1976 for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels.

Garrett struggled in the major leagues, compiling a .185 batting average, with 11 home runs and 37 runs batted in. Garrett later starred for the Hiroshima Carp in Japan, however, hitting 102 home runs in three seasons. Garrett's 1979 Hiroshima team won the Japan Series against Charlie Manuel and the Kintetsu Buffaloes.

During the course of his career, for all seasons in all leagues, Garrett slugged a total of 424 home runs, broken down as follows:

  • U.S. Minor Leagues: 280
  • Japan: 102
  • Venezuelan Winter League: 31 (regular & postseason)
  • Major Leagues: 11

Also, during the course of his career, he achieved the following totals:

  • 9,017 Plate Appearances (estimated)
  • 3,691 Total Bases
  • 2,348 Games
  • 1,998 Hits
  • 1,388 RBI's
  • 780 extra base hits

Garrett served as hitting coach for the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, from 2003 through 2011. He served in this capacity for the 2011 season, along with Pitching Coach Ted Power and Manager Rick Sweet. From 2012-2015, Garrett's role has been that of a part-time instructor for Cincinnati during spring training, post-draft mini-camp, instructional league and the regular season.

Garrett's younger brother, Wayne Garrett, was a member of the 1969 World Series champion New York Mets.

in 1976 he establishes a record of 28 consecutive games giving a hit, in Venezuela with the team Leones del Caracas

Halls of Fame[edit]

Garrett is a member two Baseball Halls of Fame: the Tacoma (WA) Baseball Hall of Fame and the Appleton (WI) Baseball Hall of Fame.

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