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December 10 – Happy Birthday Luis Polonia

One of the smallest players in baseball during the time he played, this 5’8″ outfielder used one of the biggest gloves in baseball history. Polonia, a native of the Dominican Republic, had three tours of duty in pinstripes. In June of 1989 he was traded to New York by the A’s in the deal that sent Rickey Henderson back to Oakland. He hit .313 during the second half of that season but an alleged sexual escapade with a minor after a game in Milwaukee in August of that year, nearly destroyed his career. The Yankees sent him to the Angels the following April. He then had his best big league seasons with California, averaging over 50 stolen bases per season during the next three years. In 1994, he rejoined New York and batted .311 in 94 games of action as the Yankees’ starting left-fielder. Then in 2000, Louis played his final 37 big league games in a Yankee uniform. In all, Luis played 12 seasons in the Majors, batting .293 lifetime.

Polonia shares his December with this one-time Yankee back-up receiver and this former Yankee reliever.

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1989 NYY 66 248 227 39 71 11 2 2 29 9 16 29 .313 .359 .405 .764
1990 NYY 11 23 22 2 7 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 .318 .304 .318 .623
1994 NYY 95 394 350 62 109 21 6 1 36 20 37 36 .311 .383 .414 .797
1995 NYY 67 269 238 37 62 9 3 2 15 10 25 29 .261 .326 .349 .675
2000 NYY 37 85 77 11 22 4 0 1 5 4 7 7 .286 .341 .377 .718
12 Yrs 1379 5296 4840 728 1417 189 70 36 405 321 369 543 .293 .342 .383 .726
NYY (5 yrs) 276 1019 914 151 271 45 11 6 88 44 85 102 .296 .357 .389 .746
CAL (4 yrs) 560 2347 2138 300 628 69 27 5 149 174 170 233 .294 .345 .358 .704
OAK (3 yrs) 268 1000 929 160 268 33 18 7 93 66 62 119 .288 .332 .385 .717
ATL (2 yrs) 50 90 84 9 27 7 0 0 4 4 4 12 .321 .348 .405 .753
DET (2 yrs) 167 653 600 83 181 31 13 16 57 25 38 57 .302 .343 .477 .819
BAL (1 yr) 58 187 175 25 42 4 1 2 14 8 10 20 .240 .285 .309 .594
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/10/2013.