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Don Money
Third baseman
Born: June 7, 1947 (1947-06-07) (age 62)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 10, 1968 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1983 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Batting average     .261
Home runs     176
Runs batted in     729
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Donald Wayne Money (born June 7, 1947 in Washington, D.C., United States) is a former major league baseball player and current minor league manager. Money spent most of his career as a third baseman. He batted and threw right-handed. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1968–1972) and the Milwaukee Brewers (1973–1983). He also played for the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan (1984), but one month into the season, he tore up the contract and went back to America.

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Playing career

Money began his career as a shortstop, he was moved to third base when Larry Bowa was called up by the Phillies. After the 1972 season, he was traded to the Brewers to make room for Mike Schmidt.

Money's most productive seasons were those in 1974, 1977, and 1978 while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1974, he set career-highs in hits (178), doubles (32), and at bats (629). He also had 19 stolen bases and made his first All-Star team. In 1977, he had career-highs in home runs (25), Runs batted in (83), slugging percentage (.470), and total bases (268). He also had 86 runs scored and made his third All-Star Game. In 1978, he had career-highs in batting average (.293), on-base percentage (.361), and sacrifice hits (14). He also had 7 hit by pitches, and made his fourth and final All-Star team.

With his best years behind him, Money finally made the post-season with the Milwaukee Brewers, losing in his only World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982. He had a .185 batting average in the post-season, and a .231 average in the World Series, picking up 2 playoff RBI all-time.

In a 16-season career, Money hit .261 with 176 home runs and 729 RBIs in 1,720 games. He had a lifetime on-base percentage of .328 and a .406 slugging percentage. He also had 80 career stolen bases with 798 runs. He had 1,623 hits in 6,215 at bats.

On July 7, 1974, he set the major league record for errorless games at third base, with 78. He would go on to complete an 86-game streak with no errors in 257 chances.[1]

Coaching career

Money began his minor league coaching career as manager of the Class A Oneonta Tigers from 1987 to 1988. He became manager of the Class A Beloit Snappers in 1998. After seven years at Beloit, he moved up to the Brewers' Double-A affiliate, the Huntsville Stars in 2005.[2] In 2007, Money was named the Southern League's Manager of the Year as voted upon by the league's field managers, radio broadcasters, and print media. On May 14, 2008, he became the winningest manager in Stars' history;[3] he finished the season with 275 victories.[4] In December 2008, he was named the new manager of the Nashville Sounds, Milwaukee's Triple-A club.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Brewers Timeline - 1970–1975." Milwaukee Brewers. Retrieved on 3 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Money and Staff Return In '07.". Huntsville Stars. Retrieved on 9 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Narron Stars on Mound and at Plate in Huntsville Victory." Huntsville Stars. Retrieved on 14 May 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Don Money Named 2009 Sounds Manager." Nashville Sounds. Retrieved on 3 December 2008.

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