Mike Derrick (baseball)

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Mike Derrick
Left fielder / First baseman
Born: (1943-09-19)September 19, 1943
Columbia, South Carolina
Died: January 14, 2009(2009-01-14) (aged 65)
Columbia, South Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 24, 1970, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .212
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 5

James Michael Derrick (September 19, 1943 – January 14, 2009[1]) was a left fielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1970 season. Listed at 6' 0", 190 lb., he batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina.

Derrick signed as an amateur free agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1962, then was sent by Pittsburgh to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Chris Cannizzaro in 1967. During his minor league baseball career, Derrick was primarily a first baseman. Later, he was selected by the Red Sox from Detroit in the 1969 Rule 5 major league draft.

In a 24-game career, Derrick posted a .212 batting average (7-for-33) with five RBI, three runs, and a double without home runs. Used mostly in pinch-hitting and pinch-running roles, he made two appearances in left field and one at first base.

He died in January 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina.


  1. ^ "James Michael Derrick Sr." The State obituaries, January 16, 2009[dead link]