Tony Campana

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Tony Campana
Tony Campana 2011.jpg
Campana with the Chicago Cubs
Sioux City Explorers – No. 8
Center fielder
Born: (1986-05-30) May 30, 1986 (age 31)
Springboro, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
May 17, 2011, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .249
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 16
Stolen Bases 66

Anthony "Tony" Campana (born May 30, 1986) is an American professional baseball center fielder for the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Chicago Cubs[edit]

Campana attended the University of Cincinnati, where he played college baseball for the Cincinnati Bearcats. He was drafted by the Cubs in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft.[1]

Campana was added to the Cubs roster on May 17, 2011 and made his MLB debut the same day. He made his debut in Cincinnati versus the Reds.[2]

On May 30, 2011, Campana stole second and third base, becoming the first Cub since Alfonso Soriano in 2008 to accomplish the feat. He ended up stealing four total.[3]

On August 5, 2011, Campana hit an inside-the-park home run, his first professional home run, off the Reds' Mike Leake in the first inning.

On August 5, 2012, Campana was optioned to Chicago's AAA affiliate, Iowa Cubs.[4]

On November 2012, Campana started to play for the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan league LVBP.[5]

He was designated for assignment by the Cubs on February 10, 2013.[6]

Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

On February 18, 2013, Campana was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitchers Jesus Castillo and Erick Leal. Campana has been designated to AAA Reno Aces.

In an 18 inning game on 24–25 August 2013 at the Philadelphia Phillies, Campana walked five times, one shy of the Major League record. Teammate Cliff Pennington also walked five times. The teams drew a combined 28 bases on balls, a National League record. The Diamondbacks' 18 walks tied the National League mark. The game lasted seven hours and six minutes, the longest in franchise history for both clubs.[7][8][9]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

On July 5, 2014, Campana was traded along with Joe Thatcher to the Los Angeles Angels for prospects Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel.[10]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On November 28, 2014, Campana signed a minor league contract with the White Sox. On December 7, 2014 he was assigned to AAA Charlotte Knights.[11] On March 4, 2015 the White Sox released Campana after he suffered a torn ACL during training.

Washington Nationals[edit]

On August 11, 2015, Campana signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals which ran through the 2016 season.[12]

Return to the White Sox[edit]

On July 4, 2016, Campana signed a minor league deal to return to the White Sox organization.

Sioux City Explorers[edit]

On April 20, 2017, Campana signed with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

Personal life[edit]

Campana was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a child. He underwent 10 years of treatment, and today is in remission.[13]


  1. ^ "Chicago Cubs 2008 Draft Results". Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cashner re-aggravates shoulder". Chicago Tribune. May 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Ruppenthal, Alex (2011-05-30). "Lopez's Cubs debut spoiled by homers in loss". Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  4. ^ Chicago Cubs Transaction Page
  5. ^
  6. ^ Cubs Designate Tony Campana For Assignment
  7. ^ "D-backs outlast Phillies in game lasting over 7 hours". August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sprint helps bring D-backs' marathon to end". August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ The 2008 Complete Baseball Record Book
  10. ^ "D-Backs Acquire Borenstein and Krehbiel from Angels for Thatcher and Campana" (Press release). July 5, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Baer, Bill (November 28, 2014). "White Sox sign Tony Campana to a minor league deal". Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Nationals sign Tony Campana". CBS Sports. August 11, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  13. ^

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