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January 22 – Happy Birthday Brian Dayett

Saint Leo University in St Leo, FL is not exactly a breeding ground for future Major Leaguers. Only six former Lions have made it to the rosters of big league teams. Three of those six were originally drafted by the Yankee organization. These include pitchers Bob Tewksbury and Jim Corsi and today’s Pinstripe Birthday celebrant. I remember when this hustling outfielder was a promising power-hitting prospect in New York’s farm system. During his final two full seasons as a Yankee minor leaguer, Dayett had smashed 69 home runs. Unfortunately, he could not maintain that power stroke once he got to the big show. After two disappointing part-time seasons with New York in 1983 and 1984, he was traded to the Cubs in 1985 in a fishy deal that brought pitcher Steve Trout to New York. Before the 1987 season, Dayett was scheduled to be Chicago’s starting right fielder. Then during spring training, the Cubs signed free agent Andre Dawson and Dayett found himself back on the bench. His most notable career achievement was that he made just one error during his entire five-year big league career.

Dayett shares his birthday with this long-ago Highlander catcher.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1983 NYY 11 32 29 3 6 0 1 0 5 0 2 4 .207 .258 .276 .534
1984 NYY 64 139 127 14 31 8 0 4 23 0 9 14 .244 .295 .402 .697
5 Yrs 218 472 426 45 110 26 2 14 68 0 37 71 .258 .316 .427 .744
CHC (3 yrs) 143 301 270 28 73 18 1 10 40 0 26 53 .270 .332 .456 .788
NYY (2 yrs) 75 171 156 17 37 8 1 4 28 0 11 18 .237 .288 .378 .666
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/23/2014.