Don Porter

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James Donald Porter

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Biographical Information[edit]

Don Porter played in the minor leagues in 1961, 1964 and 1965.

With the Jacksonville Jets in 1961, he hit .208/.276/.245 with 11 hits in 17 games. He then served in the U.S. Army for a spell, returning to the pros with the Durham Bulls in 1964. That year, he hit .311/.396/.443 with 9 home runs, 52 RBI and 146 hits in 129 games. In 1965, his final campaign, he hit .291/.357/.440 with 6 home runs and 41 RBI in 106 games for the Amarillo Sonics. Overall, he hit .297/.374/.430 with 15 home runs and 94 RBI in 252 games.

Following his career, he became a millionaire and philanthropist. He owned and developed Wiregrass Ranch, a 5,000 acre plot of land in Wesley Chapel, FL in Pasco County that is now home to a shopping mall, hospital, high school and a campus of Pasco-Hernando State College.

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