Dan Norman

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Daniel Edmund Norman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dan Norman played five seasons in the major leagues, getting 348 at-bats with the New York Mets and the Montreal Expos. He also played twelve seasons in the minors, hitting 141 home runs.

He was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets in 1977 in the Tom Seaver trade. Joe Torre was his manager in his four years with the Mets. He was part of a second blockbuster trade in 1981, when he went from New York to Montreal in the trade that sent Ellis Valentine to the Mets in return for Jeff Reardon.

In 1990, Norman played for the Florida Tropics of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He played in 19 games and was batting .260 with 2 home runs and 10 RBIs when the league folded.

After his playing days Norman became a coach, including the Kingsport Mets in 1989-1990, Columbus RedStixx in 1992, Kinston Indians in 1993 and 1994, Clinton Lumber Kings in 1996, Eugene Emeralds in 1998, Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 1999, and Huntsville Stars in 2001. He also managed: 1987 Miami Marlins, 1995 AZL Padres and 2000 Helena Brewers. He coached at his alma mater, Barstow Community College, in 2008.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1987 Miami Marlins Florida State League 44-89 14th Co-op
1995 AZL Padres Arizona League 24-31 4th San Diego Padres
2000 Helena Brewers Pioneer League 26-50 8th Milwaukee Brewers
2003 Trois-Rivières Saints Canadian Baseball League 14-17 6th none

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