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Damon Hollins
Kansas City Royals — No. --
Born: June 12, 1974 (1974-06-12) (age 35)
Fairfield, California
Bats: Right Throws: Left 
MLB debut
April 24, 1998 for the Atlanta Braves
Home runs     28
Runs batted in     86

Damon Jamall Hollins (born June 12, 1974 in Fairfield, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently in the Kansas City Royals organization. Previously, he has played with the Atlanta Braves (1998, 2004), Los Angeles Dodgers (1998), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005-2006). His only regular major league playing time was in Tampa Bay, where he manned all three outfield positions.


High school years

Hollins attended Vallejo High School in Vallejo, California, and was a letterman in football and baseball. In baseball, he won All-State honors. Hollins graduated from Vallejo High School in 1992.

In elementary school, Damon played in the North Vallejo Little League team as a member of the Kiwanis baseball team.

Professional career

On Mother's Day, May 14, 2006, Hollins was one of more than 50 hitters who brandished a pink bat to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

On December 27, 2006, he signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball for the 2007 season. Hollins played in 124 games, batted .257 with 12 home runs (2 of which were game-ending) and 45 RBI.

After playing in the Kansas City Royals organization in 2008, Hollins signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in January 2009[1], but was released during spring training.

On December 22, 2009, Hollins signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.


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