Danny Garcia (outfielder)
April 29, 1954 |
Brooklyn, New York
|April 26, 1981, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 26, 1981, for the Kansas City Royals|
Raised in Queens, New York, Garcia studied psychology at Bernard M. Baruch College. He was a batboy for the 1973 National League Champion New York Mets and a former member of the 1974 National Champion Alaska Goldpanners baseball team.
Garcia was drafted as an outfielder by the Royals in the 11th round of the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft. A scrappy 7-year minor league journeyman, he played in 825 minor league games compiling 821 hits, a .288 batting avg. and 200 stolen bases. Garcia enjoyed his best year in 1980 at AAA Omaha Royals batting .320, which was good for 4th place in the American Association. During the spring of the 1982 season he tied a Mexican League record with 10 consecutive hits for the Mexico City Tigers. He retired after the 1982 season batting .378 for AA Buffalo Bisons. Later in his career, he went to Australia, as a player/coach with the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League.
From 1990-1992 he was a minor league hitting, strength and conditioning coach for the San Diego Padres. 1992-1999 he became a Major League scout for the Milwaukee Brewers before being named a Special Assistant to the General Manager, Player Personnel for the Baltimore Orioles 1999-2003. He is a motivational speaker, and baseball instructor.
- "Danny Garcia Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2014.