Don Slaught

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Donald Martin Slaught

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Don Slaught, a good hitter for a catcher, played 16 years in the majors. His most notable year was probably 1992 when he hit .345 in 255 at-bats while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Slaught hit over .300 six times in the majors. Although he never appeared in a World Series, he was in post-season play four different times.

He singled in his first two major league at-bats, off John Tudor of the Boston Red Sox, on July 6, 1982. He was playing for the Kansas City Royals at the time.

Slaught was hitting coach of the Detroit Tigers for the 2006 season.

A smart guy, Slaught earned a degree in economics from UCLA and was an Academic All-American in 1979.

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