Don Slaught

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Donald Martin Slaught

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Biographical Information[edit]

Don Slaught, a good hitter for a catcher, played 16 years in the majors. His most notable year was probably 1992 when he hit .345 in 255 at-bats while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Slaught hit over .300 six times in the majors. Although he never appeared in a World Series, he was in post-season play four different times.

He singled in first two at-bats off of John Tudor.

Slaught was hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers for the 2006 season.

A smart guy, Slaught earned a degree in economics from UCLA and was an Academic All-American in 1979.

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