October 16, 1956 |
|September 1, 1981, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 28, 1988, for the Cleveland Indians|
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. Despite this, he earned a two-year baseball scholarship at Bee County College. After that, he played baseball at Pan American College, where he earned his degree, and was subsequently drafted by the Mariners.
The Washington Nationals announced on December 15, 2015 that Firova would serve as Bullpen Coach with the team.
- Nelson, Kenda. "Refugio baseball star named manager of Laredo Brancos", The Refugio County Press, March 25, 2010.
- http://www.TalkNats.com website
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