Darrell Evans - Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Facts, Net Worth, Birthday, Biography and Family

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May 26, 1947 Pasadena, California, United States 77 years old

American baseball player and coach


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  • Darrell Wayne Evans (born May 26, 1947) is an American baseball player, coach and manager.
  • Evans played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a third baseman (1,442 games), first baseman (856 games), and designated hitter (253 games) for the Atlanta Braves (1969–1976, 1989), San Francisco Giants (1976–1983) and Detroit Tigers (1984–1988).
  • He won a World Series championship with the Tigers in 1984, led MLB in home runs in 1985, in runs created in 1973, and in walks in 1973 and 1974.
  • He was the 22nd player in MLB history to hit 400 home runs, the first to hit 40 home runs in both the National and American Leagues, and the second player to hit at least 100 home runs with three different teams.
  • His 1,605 walks ranked eighth in MLB history at the time of his retirement and remains 12th most in MLB history.
  • His skill in drawing walks contributed to a .361 career on-base percentage despite a .248 career batting average.
  • He was twice named to the National League All-Star team, in 1973 as a third baseman and in 1983 as a first baseman.
  • Baseball historian Bill James rated Evans as "the most underrated player in baseball history."Prior to his career in MLB, Evans attended Pasadena City College where he led both the basketball and baseball teams to California junior college championships.
  • After retiring as a player, Evans served as a manager and coach for various minor league baseball teams.

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