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January 15 – Happy Birthday Jerry Narron

Jerry began his eight-year big league career as a Yankee in 1979, the same year New York’s captain and catching great, Thurman Munson, was killed in a plane crash. Unable to produce with his bat, the Yankees traded Narron to Seattle the following season in a deal that brought Rupert Jones to the Bronx. After two seasons with the Mariners, he went back to the minors, emerging again in 1983 with California. He spent four seasons with the Angels backing up their starting catcher, Bob Boone. He finished his Major League playing days with a puny .211 average but as is often the case with utility catchers, he also became a student of the game. He got into coaching and then managing and has skippered both the Texas Rangers and more recently, the Reds.

Narron was born in Goldsboro, NC, on January 15, 1956. The Tar Heel State has not produced many Yankees although three of their native sons have worn the pinstripes during Hall of Fame careers. They are Catfish Hunter, Enos Slaughter and Gaylord Perry.

Narron shares his January 15th birthday with the only big league player to be born on the Island of Samoa and this short-term Yankee reliever.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1979 NYY 61 136 123 17 21 3 1 4 18 0 9 26 .171 .226 .309 .535
8 Yrs 392 926 840 64 177 23 2 21 96 0 67 127 .211 .270 .318 .588
CAL (4 yrs) 203 435 399 27 90 12 1 10 43 0 29 46 .226 .279 .336 .615
SEA (3 yrs) 128 355 318 20 66 8 0 7 35 0 29 55 .208 .276 .299 .575
NYY (1 yr) 61 136 123 17 21 3 1 4 18 0 9 26 .171 .226 .309 .535
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/16/2014.