November 9 – Happy Birthday Dion James

This Philadelphia native who was born November 9, 1962, had his best big league season as a Yankee in 1993, when he took over New York’s left field starting position and responded with a career-high .332 batting average. James then opted to become a free agent but nobody signed him. He ended up sitting out the entire strike-shortened 1994 season and when he rejoined the Yankees a season later, Gerald Williams had been given his old left field spot. Dion appeared in six games for New York during their 1996 World Championship season, the final six games of his 11-season big league career.

Dion shares his November 9th birthday with this former Yankee second baseman from the 1940s and this one-time Yankee outfielder.

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1992 29 NYY AL 67 170 145 24 38 8 0 3 17 1 22 15 .262 .359 .379 .738
1993 30 NYY AL 115 378 343 62 114 21 2 7 36 0 31 31 .332 .390 .466 .856
1995 32 NYY AL 85 231 209 22 60 6 1 2 26 4 20 16 .287 .346 .354 .700
1996 33 NYY AL 6 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .167 .231 .167 .397
11 Yrs 917 3074 2708 362 781 142 21 32 266 43 318 307 .288 .364 .392 .755
NYY (4 yrs) 273 792 709 109 214 35 3 12 79 6 74 64 .302 .368 .410 .778
ATL (3 yrs) 329 1223 1050 141 297 61 11 14 102 20 153 145 .283 .374 .402 .776
MIL (3 yrs) 157 508 456 58 127 20 5 1 34 11 40 49 .279 .339 .351 .690
CLE (2 yrs) 158 551 493 54 143 26 2 5 51 6 51 49 .290 .357 .381 .738
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/9/2013.

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