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Johnny Damon

Biography

Johnny Damon

Johnny Damon (born November 5, 1973) is a professional baseball outfielder who began playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1995. He last played in 2012, though he has not officially retired. In his MLB career, Damon has played for the Kansas City Royals (1995–2000), Oakland Athletics (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002–05), New York Yankees (2006–09), Detroit Tigers (2010), Tampa Bay Rays (2011) and Cleveland Indians (2012). Damon also played for the Thailand national baseball team and was a member of the squad for the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifiers.

Books by Johnny Damon

by Johnny Damon and Peter Golenbock - American, Autobiography, Baseball, Memoir, Nonfiction, Sports

Baseball pro Johnny Damon recounts his years of growing up with baseball dreams, spending long years climbing the ladder, and then over the course of three years seeing the building blocks of those dreams fall into place. Starting in 2002 with the Red Sox, Johnny shows readers what can happen when a determined front office decides to roll the dice and acquire players who, like Johnny, leave the thinking out of it --- who trust their instincts and play team baseball. Forget what you’ve read about the posse of long-haired rebels who eventually made up the 2004 Red Sox, now Johnny Damon brings you inside, shows you the black humor that erupted when it seemed they could do nothing right, and the immense joy that followed when 25 guys took turns picking each other up, and by sheer force of will reached baseball’s summit.