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Jim Dwyer (baseball)

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Jim Dwyer
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Coach Dwyer signing autographs for Miracle fans
Outfielder
Born: (1950-01-03) January 3, 1950 (age 66)
Evergreen Park, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
June 10, 1973 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
June 21, 1990 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .260
Home runs 77
Runs batted in 349
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Career highlights and awards

James Edward Dwyer (born June 3, 1950) is a former outfielder who enjoyed an eighteen-year major league career for seven different teams between 1973 and 1990. Listed at 5' 10", 165 lb., he batted and threw left-handed.

MLB career

A fastball hitter, Dwyer was used mostly against right-handed pitching and played all three outfield positions well. Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the

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With Baltimore, Dwyer became a role player as a designated hitter and pinch-hitter. He enjoyed a good season in

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During the

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For his career, Dwyer was a .260 hitter (719-for-2761) with 77 home runs and 349 RBI in 1328 games, including 409 runs, 115 doubles, 17 triples, 26 stolen bases, and a .353 on-base percentage. In four postseason games he hit .333 (4-for-12), including one home run, two doubles, four runs, and one RBI . He also collected a career 103 pinch-hits. He also played from

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Highlight

Dwyer, who was one of the most extreme platoon players of the 1980s, started just 11 games in July 1983, playing a complete game just four times that month. He hit .452 in just 48 at-bats, ranking fifth for the Best Month Performance in the all-time list behind Larry Walker (.528 in 68 AB, September 1998 and .513 in 49 AB, September 1999), Jim Rice (.525 in 66 AB, September 1985) and Sean Berry (.524 in 49 AB, August 1998).[citation needed]

Coaching career [1]

Following his playing career, He coached (1991) and managed (1992–94) the triple A Portland Beavers. In

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See also

References

  1. ^ "Fort Myers Miracle". Retrieved 2008-07-20. 

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