May 23, 1961 |
Exeter, New Hampshire
|1985, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|1991, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||55|
A New Hampshire native, Romine batted and threw right-handed. After attending Fountain Valley High School, he had an All-American career at Arizona State University, after which he was selected in the second round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox and subsequently played six seasons in Boston.
On July 16, 1988, Romine connected off the Kansas City Royals' Steve Farr in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 Red Sox victory. Romine accomplished the same feat on July 2, 1990, when he blasted a ninth-inning, game-winning home run off the Texas Rangers' Kenny Rogers. In 1989, Romine set a career high in games, filling in for outfielders Dwight Evans and Ellis Burks, batting .274. On July 2, 1989, Romine went 5 for 5 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
After his retirement from baseball, Romine became a police detective in California.
- McCarron, Anthony (December 11, 2010). "New York Yankees prospect Austin Romine trying to follow in father's (and brother's) footsteps". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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