Born: August 3, 1962|
Fort Gaines, Georgia
|July 17, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the San Francisco Giants|
Last MLB appearance
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|Runs batted in||156|
Mack Daniel Sasser (born August 3, 1962) is a former professional baseball catcher, who played from
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Sasser is known for the difficulty he regularly encountered in "double clutching" balls to the pitcher that had been thrown to him, although he performed competently as a catcher otherwise. He appeared in 534 games in his career, getting 317 hits with sixteen home runs, 156 RBI and a career .267 batting average.
Born in Fort Gaines, Georgia, Sasser played college baseball at Wallace Community College - Dothan and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1984 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Francisco Giants. He debuted in the Major Leagues with the Giants on July 17, 1987, appearing in two games before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates with cash for pitcher Don Robinson, where he played 12 games during the remainder of the
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On March 26, 1988, Sasser was traded to the New York Mets with pitcher Tim Drummond for former Mets prospect first baseman, Randy Milligan and a minor league player. With the Mets he was used as a backup for future Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter for two seasons before playing 100 games in the
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Sasser was granted free agent status after the
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After his playing career he became a baseball coach at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. After experiencing difficulty throwing batting practice to his players, he was finally able to overcome the problem with help from psychotherapist, David Grand, PhD.