Doug Ault

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Douglas Reagan Ault

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Doug Ault made his major league debut in 1976 with the Texas Rangers. He was subsequently selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 expansion draft. In the Blue Jays' first game on April 7, 1977, Ault hit two home runs, the first two in franchise history, but he ended his major league career in 1980 with only 17 dingers. In 1981, Ault played in Japan, hitting .307/.341/.509 for the Hanshin Tigers. He later was the manager of the Syracuse Chiefs of the International League for three seasons and led the team to the best record in the league in 1985. Ault was also a coach for the Knoxville Blue Jays in 1983 and Dunedin Blue Jays in 1993.

Ault died in 2004 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had battled an addiction to pain medication for years (see article).

Notable Achievements[edit]

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

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1983 Kinston Blue Jays Carolina League 11-12 5th Toronto Blue Jays replaced Ron Clark (51-64) August 12
1984 Kinston Blue Jays Carolina League 71-69 4th Toronto Blue Jays
1985 Syracuse Chiefs International League 79-61 1st Toronto Blue Jays Lost in 1st round
1986 Syracuse Chiefs International League 72-67 5th Toronto Blue Jays
1987 Syracuse Chiefs International League 68-72 6th Toronto Blue Jays
1988 Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League 65-75 11th Toronto Blue Jays
1989 Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League 69-71 10th Toronto Blue Jays
1990 St. Catharines Blue Jays New York-Penn League 29-47 14th Toronto Blue Jays
1991 St. Catharines Blue Jays New York-Penn League 35-42 10th (t) Toronto Blue Jays
1992 Myrtle Beach Hurricanes South Atlantic League 71-65 7th Toronto Blue Jays League Champs
1994 GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League 26-34 9th Toronto Blue Jays
1995 Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks Northern League 38-46 4th (t) Independent Leagues

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