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Damion Easley

Damion Easley

Position(s):
3B, SS, 2B, DH, CF, OF, 1B, RF, LF
Born:
November 11, 1969
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
155 lbs
Major League Debut:
8-13-1992 with CAL
Allstar Selections:
1998 SS

Jacinto Damion Easley (born November 11, 1969 in New York City, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player who is currently Executive Director of Warrior Baseball Academy.

Biography
At age five, his family moved from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York. At age 11, his parents divorced and he moved with his father to California. He attended Lakewood High School in Lakewood, CA, where he was a member of the CIF champions in 1987. He attended Long Beach City College before being drafted by the California Angels in the 30th round of the 1988 amateur draft. Easley's wife's name is Dawn and they have four children: Rocky, Jasmine, Nathaniel, and Jayce Derrick.

Baseball career
Easley has played for the California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the New York Mets.

While with the Tigers, Easley was a 1998 American League All-Star. That year, he batted .271 and set career-highs with 27 home runs and 100 RBI. He also participated in the 1998 Home Run Derby. In 2001, Easley became the ninth Detroit Tiger to hit for the cycle. In 2001, Easley also had a five-hit game and an inside-the-park home run.

On November 16, 2006, Easley signed with the Mets as a free agent.

On August 2, 2007, Easley became the 24th player in Mets' history to hit an inside the park home run (against the Milwaukee Brewers), during a 12-4 victory.

On August 18, 2007, Easley suffered a high ankle sprain while advancing to second base on a wild pitch. This injury ended his 2007 baseball season, but he resumed play with the Mets in 2008.

At the time of his retirement, Easley had played the most regular season games (1706) of any player (during the divisional playoff era, 1994–present) that had never played in the postseason. Randy Winn broke this record in 2010. (Ernie Banks, who played most of his career before the League Championship Series was introduced, holds the all-time record.)

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