September 7, 1969 |
|April 12, 1994, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 2004, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||260|
Darren William Bragg (born September 7, 1969) is an American former baseball outfielder who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the Seattle Mariners (1994–1996), Boston Red Sox (1996–1999), St. Louis Cardinals (1999), Colorado Rockies (2000), New York Mets (2001), New York Yankees (2001), Atlanta Braves (2002–2003), San Diego Padres (2004), and his final team, the Cincinnati Reds (2004).
His most notable time in the majors came after he was traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Seattle Mariners for Jamie Moyer and immediately excelled in his new environment. For the second half of 1996, Bragg started in center field, deposing Lee Tinsley, a future coach for the Seattle Mariners, Bragg's former team. He continued his strong play and started almost every day for the Red Sox throughout 1997, despite the previous winter's signing of Shane Mack. The following year, he fell into a platoon arrangement with Darren Lewis and Damon Buford between right and center field. He was subsequently released by the Red Sox and became a notorious journeyman, receiving the most playing time with the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves.
Bragg now heads a company called "The Hit Club" in Thomaston, Connecticut. There, he works with many kids and high schoolers on hitting. He also heads a company called "Thrive Sports and Fitness" in Middlebury, Connecticut.
Bragg is currently residing in Southbury, Connecticut with three children. His oldest daughter graduated from The Taft School and now attends University of Virginia. His other two daughters currently attend The Taft School, taking after him.
- Hermoso, Rafael (13 June 2001). "Yankees Notebook; Spencer Is Recalled And Bragg Is Claimed". The New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
- "Darren Bragg". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- "Welcome to the Hit Club". thehitclub.com. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Pura Pelota Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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