Damon Minor

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Damon Minor is the twin brother of Ryan Minor.

Minor played on the University of Oklahoma's national championship squad in 1994 where he blasted a three-run homer in the College World Series title game against Georgia Tech. He also pitched in a College World Series regional round.

Minor was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 12th round of the 1996 amateur draft before debuting in the majors as a first baseman in 2000. He went on to play for the Giants in 2000-2002 and 2004. In 136 games over parts of four seasons, Minor hit .232 with 13 home runs. He set a career high in 2002 when he played in 83 games and slugged 10 home runs to help the Giants claim the National League pennant. In 2005, he finished his playing career in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

In 2007, Minor became a volunteer coach for the University of Oklahoma. He was the hitting coach for the 2011 New Orleans Zephyrs on college teammate Greg Norton's staff and held the job in 2012-2015 also. Minor was hitting coach of the Sacramento River Cats in 2016-2019. He was scheduled to return to Sacramento in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19, then did coach Sacramento hitters in 2021-2023. After the 2022 season he served as the hitting coach for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League.

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