February 11, 1972 |
|September 10, 1998, for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 8, 2005, for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||333|
Brian Michael Daubach (born February 11, 1972) is a retired Major League Baseball player and current minor league baseball coach. During his playing career Daubach served as a first baseman, outfielder, and designated hitter. He is currently the hitting coach of the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs of the International League.
Daubach was selected by the Mets in the 17th round of the 1990 amateur draft. He toiled for seven years in the Mets' minor league system without breaking through to the majors before being granted free agency. In 1997, he signed with the Florida Marlins organization and made his major league debut in 1998. Later he played for the Boston Red Sox (1999-2002, 2004) and Chicago White Sox (2003).
During his time with the Red Sox, Daubach was involved in a benches-clearing brawl that occurred during a game between Boston and the Tampa Bay Rays on August 29, 2000. During the fight, Daubach unintentionally injured teammate Lou Merloni, who would have to go to the hospital. As the game continued, Rays pitchers would go on to throw at Daubach six times, hitting him twice. In all, eight members of the Rays team were ejected from the game, which Boston won, with Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez nearly throwing a no-hitter.
He started 2005 with the Norfolk Tides, a Triple-A affiliate of the Mets in the International League. On June 16, 2005, he finally made his debut with the club that drafted him fifteen years earlier. He played for the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA-affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006.
Daubach's best seasons were with the Red Sox; he averaged 21 homers and 75 RBI per year, and gained a reputation as a "Dirt Dog" for his style of play. He later received a World Series ring as a member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox. In his seven-season major league career, he compiled a .259 batting average with 93 home runs and 333 RBI in 661 games.
On April 8, 2008 Daubach represented the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox during the ring ceremony for their 2007 Championship season.
Post playing career
On June 30, 2008 Brian Daubach was named the hitting coach for the Nashua Pride, coaching his first game July 1. Although the Pride went on to a losing season, Brian Daubach was named the manager of their successor team, the American Defenders of New Hampshire in November 2008.
Brian appeared on WEEI as one of the co-hosts of The Big Show and on Comcast cable for sports commentary. He also appeared on Fox Sports Net in St. Louis when he covered the 2006 World Series between the Cardinals and the Tigers.
In December 2012, the Nationals organization named Daubach as manager of the Potomac Nationals, the team's high A affiliate.
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