Don Slaught

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Don Slaught
Born: (1958-09-11) September 11, 1958 (age 58)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 6, 1982, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
May 19, 1997, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .283
Home runs 77
Runs batted in 476

Donald Martin Slaught (born September 11, 1958 in Long Beach, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who had a 16-year career from 1982 to 1997. He played for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, California Angels and Chicago White Sox, all of the American League, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres of the National League.

In 2005, he was named hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers, replacing Kirk Gibson.

He resigned as the Tigers hitting coach following the 2006 season and was replaced by Lloyd McClendon.

Slaught attended UCLA and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He currently resides in Rolling Hills, California with wife of 35 years, Sandy, and their four children, Christa, Stephanie, Cory, and Jessica.


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