Tyler Houston

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Tyler Houston
Third baseman / Catcher
Born: (1971-01-17) January 17, 1971 (age 46)
Long Beach, California, USA
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 3, 1996, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2003, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .265
Home runs 63
Runs batted in 253

Tyler Sam Houston (born January 17, 1971 in Long beach, California), is a former professional baseball player who played third base and catcher in the Major Leagues from 1996–2003.

In 700 games, Houston tallied 479 hits, 63 home runs and 253 RBIs for a .265 batting average.

In the 1989 MLB June draft, Houston was drafted second overall (first was Ben McDonald) and was the first high school player chosen. He graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On Sunday July 9, 2000, Houston hit three home runs against the Detroit Tigers. Willie Blair pitched for six innings and gave up Houston's first two home runs. Jeff Weaver gave up the third (440 ft). It was the first time in Brewers' history to receive a curtain call.

He now coaches Cedar High School, in Cedar City Utah.


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