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Dante Bichette

Dante Bichette
Right fielder / Left fielder
Born: (1963-11-18) November 18, 1963 (age 52)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1988 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 2001 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .299
Home runs 274
Runs batted in 1,141
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Career highlights and awards

Alphonse Dante Bichette, Sr. (/ˈdɑːnt bɨˈʃɛt/; born November 18, 1963) is a former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the California Angels (1988–1990), Milwaukee Brewers (1991–1992), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999), Cincinnati Reds (2000), and Boston Red Sox (2000–2001). He was also the hitting coach for the Rockies in 2013.

Bichette was a four-time All-Star as a member of the Rockies. He also won the Silver Slugger Award in 1995.


Bichette attended Jupiter High School in Jupiter, Florida, and Palm Beach Community College. The California Angels drafted Bichette in the 17th round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft.

Bichette made his MLB debut with the Angels in

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  2. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. After putting up only average numbers with Milwaukee, he was traded to the new expansion team, the Colorado Rockies. On April 7, 1993 he hit the first home-run in Rockies history, a solo shot off of New York Mets pitcher Bret Saberhagen. Bichette was part of the "Blake Street Bombers" which also included sluggers Larry Walker, Andrés Galarraga, and Vinny Castilla. During his time in Colorado, his at-bat music was Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel.

He finished the Rockies' first season with 21 home runs and a .310 batting average, his personal best for both at the time. Bichette also hit his first home run at the newly constructed Coors Field, a fourteenth-inning smash against the Mets that secured an opening day victory for the Rockies in

  1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year. Bichette had his best season in 1995, coming very close to the Triple Crown with a .340 batting average, 40 home runs and 128 RBIs and barely lost the MVP voting to the Cincinnati Reds' Barry Larkin.

Bichette began having knee problems in

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In August

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On November 13, 2012, Bichette was hired to be the Colorado Rockies hitting coach, replacing Carney Lansford.[3] He announced on September 24, 2013 that he would not return for the 2014 season.[4]


In August 2005, Bichette's son Dante Bichette, Jr. participated in the Little League World Series with his Maitland, Florida team. The Maitland team featured a second son of a former major-leaguer is Tanner Stanley who currently plays for University of Richmond, son of Mike Stanley. In 2011, Bichette, Jr., was drafted 51st overall in Comp Round A by the New York Yankees, who are managed by Bichette, Sr.'s close friend Joe Girardi.[5]

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Preceded by
Jeff Conine
Mike Piazza
Jeff Bagwell
National League Player of the Month
July 1995
September 1995
June 1996
Succeeded by
Mike Piazza
Barry Bonds
Sammy Sosa
Preceded by
Jeff Bagwell
National League Slugging Percentage Champion
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Succeeded by
Ellis Burks