Danny Goodwin

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Danny Goodwin
First baseman, Outfielder, Designated hitter
Born: (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 63)
St. Louis, Missouri
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1975, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1982, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .236
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 81
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Danny Kay Goodwin (born September 2, 1953) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played from 1975 to 1982 for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. Goodwin, who played a majority of his games as a designated hitter, is the only player to be the first overall pick in the Major League draft in two separate years.[1]

Goodwin was initially drafted first overall in the 1971 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox,[1] but chose to attend Southern University and A & M where Lou Brock had previously attended, as would future Brewer 2B Rickie Weeks. Four years later, he was again selected with the first overall pick by the California Angels. He appeared in 252 games for three teams over the next seven years. He then played in 61 games at first base and two in the outfield, all for the Minnesota Twins, with his other appearances as a designated hitter.[1]

In between, he played for the Nankai Hawks in Japanese Professional League in 1986.[2]

In 2011, Goodwin became the first player from a historically African American university to be inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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