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John Lindsey

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John William Lindsey

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Biographical Information[edit]

John Lindsey is famous for spending 16 years in the minors and independent ball (as well as some time in Mexico) before getting his chance in the majors. Drafted at age 18 in 1995, he played year after year until he finally came up for 11 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. Thereafter, he continued to play in the minors and in Mexico, accumulating 21 seasons in pro ball.

John didn't get to AAA until he was 30, at which point he hit .333 and slugged .617 in 77 games. At age 33, he hit .353 and slugged .657 at the AAA level, which got him his chance at the bigs.

With the Dodgers, he was mostly a pinch-hitter, getting one hit, and played a couple of times in the field at first base. The Dodgers had a pretty old team that year, so he fit right in - the average age was over 30, and John was nowhere near as old as Brad Ausmus, who was 41, or Manny Ramirez, who was 38.

John 's father, also named John, played baseball at William Carey College.

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