Dwayne Hosey

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Dwayne Hosey
Born: (1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 48)
Sharon, Pennsylvania
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1995 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 20, 1996 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .274
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 10

Dwayne Samuel Hosey (born March 11, 1967 in Sharon, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. He threw right-handed, and was a switch hitter.

Hosey was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1987, and spent most of his career in the minor league organizations of the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, and Boston Red Sox. In 1994 he had his best minor league season, winning the American Association MVP. In 112 games hit .333 and slugging .628 with 27 home runs, 80 RBI, 27 stolen bases, and 95 runs scored.

He made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1995, and played a total of 52 games from 1995-1996. He was traded to the Texas Rangers in 1996, but was released without playing in a major league game with the Rangers.

He was signed by the Yakult Swallows in 1997, and was immediately heralded as one of the worst players ever to come to Japan by Swallows manager Katsuya Nomura. However, Hosey worked hard to get used to Japanese pitching, and his work paid off in his first season, where he beat out Hideki Matsui to lead the Central League with 38 home runs. Opposing pitchers seemed to have figured him out in 1998, and he ended the season with only 18 home runs. He was released during the 1998 off-season.

Currently, Dwayne Hosey works as a hitting instructor in Omaha Nebraska. He owns the Ultimate Baseball Academy. Mr. Hosey became well familiar with Omaha as a member of the Omaha Royals.

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