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November 18, 1968 |
Front Royal, Virginia
|June 25, 1993, for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 3, 1995, for the Florida Marlins|
Darrell Lamont Whitmore (born November 18, 1968 in Front Royal, Virginia) is a former American Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins and was a college football and baseball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Darrell Whitmore played football and baseball at West Virginia University. Whitemore started his football career in 1988 as a freshman free safety. He was a standout throughout the Mountaineers' undefeated season until he broke his leg in West Virginia's final regular season game against Syracuse University. His injury was one of the factors in West Virginia's loss to Notre Dame University in the Fiesta Bowl. Whitmore's freshman season ended with 61 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, and four interceptions. Whitmore also returned one of his interceptions 34 yards for a touchdown, his only career score.
As a sophomore, in 1989, Whitmore posted 68 tackles, a fumble recovery, and three interceptions. The next season, his junior year of 1990, Whitmore recorded 64 total tackles, a forced fumble, and four interceptions. In his final collegiate season, Whitmore posted a career-low 23 tackles and three interceptions.
Whitmore totaled 216 tackles and 14 interceptions in his four-year career as a free safety. As a baseball player, Whitmore became one of the greatest pure hitters in school history while playing right field.
Major League Baseball
Whitmore was drafted 46th overall, in the second round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians. Whitmore was signed June 13, 1990. The Florida Marlins selected Whitmore as the 16th pick in the November 1992 Major League Baseball expansion draft. He made his major league debut with the Marlins on June 25, 1993. Whitmore played three years in the major leagues, from 1993 to 1995. He also played in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines in 1996.
Whitmore played 112 games in his Major League career, totaling 5 home runs and 67 hits and 21 RBIs.