Dan Firova

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Dan Firova
Washington Nationals
Catcher/Coach
Born: (1956-10-16) October 16, 1956 (age 59)
Refugio, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1981, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
July 28, 1988, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .000
Games played 17
At bats 7
Teams

Daniel Michael Firova (born October 16, 1956 in Refugio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He caught 17 games: 13 in 1981 and 3 in 1982 for the Seattle Mariners, and 1 in 1988 for the Cleveland Indians. In most of those games, he entered late in the game as a defensive replacement. He came to the plate a grand total of 7 times with no hits or walks.

While Firova was a student at Refugio High School, he sustained a serious hand injury, accidentally cutting off one of his fingers while cleaning a band saw in shop class.[1] Despite this, he earned a two-year baseball scholarship at Bee County College.[1] After that, he played baseball at Pan American College, where he earned his degree, and was subsequently drafted by the Mariners.[1]

Firova served as the manager of Vaqueros Laguna in the Mexican League. He began managing in the Mexican League in 1993,[1] and was named that league's Manager of the Year in 2000.[1]

The Washington Nationals announced on December 15, 2015 that Firova would serve as Bullpen Coach with the team.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nelson, Kenda. "Refugio baseball star named manager of Laredo Brancos", The Refugio County Press, March 25, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.TalkNats.com website

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Preceded by
Matthew LeCroy
Washington Nationals Bullpen Coach
2016–
Succeeded by
TBD