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24. Johnny Damon

24. Johnny Damon
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 5, 1973 in Fort Riley, KS USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: August 12, 1995
  • Final Game: August 01, 2012
  • TSN All-Star - 2005
 
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Johnny Damon will always be best known for his run with the Boston Red Sox where he helped them win their first World Series in decades, but his star began as a member of the Kansas City Royals.

A late round First Round pick in 1992, Damon would gradually improve year after year.  In 1999 he was a .300 hitter and in 2000 he would again have a .300 year while leading the American League in both Runs Scored and Stolen Bases.  The small market Royals would unload Damon, but it was in KC where his star began.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 35th Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/1/92.
  • Departed: Traded to the Oakland Athletics with Mark Ellis in a three team deal.  Oakland sent Ben Grieve to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  Oakland sent Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch to Kansas City.  Tampa Bay sent Roberto Hernandez to Kansas City 1/8/01.
  • Games Played: 803
  • Notable Statistics: 504 Runs Scored
    894 Hits
    156 Doubles
    47 Triples
    65 Home Runs
    352 RBI
    156 Stolen Bases
    .292/.351/.438 Slash Line
    17.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Most Runs Scored (2000)

    Most Stolen Bases (2000)

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