June 12, 1970 |
|May 4, 1993, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 15, 2001, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||218|
Damon Jackson Buford (born June 12, 1970) is a former American Major League Baseball center fielder with the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs between 1993 and 2001. Buford was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Buford batted and threw right-handed. He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Don Buford.
- In the winter of 1992, he played in the Australian Baseball League with the Perth Heat.
- On July 28, 1995, Buford was traded by the Orioles with Alex Ochoa to the Mets for a player to be named later and Bobby Bonilla. The Mets sent Jimmy Williams, a minor leaguer to complete the trade.
- On January 25, 1996, he was traded by the Mets to the Rangers for Terrell Lowery.
- On November 6, 1997, he was traded by the Rangers with Jim Leyritz to the Red Sox for Mark Brandenburg, Bill Haselman, and Aaron Sele.
- On December 12, 1999, he was traded by the Red Sox to the Cubs for Manny Alexander.
His father Don Buford also played for the USC Trojans and in the major leagues and later worked as hitting coordinator of the Hannibal Cavemen, under manager Jay Hemond, who played at USC while Don was hitting coach.