Wayne Danson

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Kenneth Wayne Danson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Wayne Danson played in the Cleveland Indians system from 1968 to 1970. He had been drafted four times. Initially, the Los Angeles Dodgers took him in the 26th round of the 1966 amateur draft, then the New York Yankees took him in 8th round of the secondary phase of the 1967 January draft. The Detroit Tigers took him in the 9th round of the secondary phase of the 1967 June draft before he finally signed with Cleveland, who took him in the 5th round of the secondary phase of the 1968 June draft, one pick ahead of pitcher Geoff Zahn.

Despite hitting no better than .228 in a season and .213 for his career, Danson managed a respectable .346 on-base percentage, drawing 149 walks -- to 183 strikeouts -- in 247 total games. In his only season of 100-plus games, 1970, Danson hit .208/.348/.288 with 4 home runs, 38 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 113 games for the Sumter Indians. Overall, he slashed .213/.346/.290 with 5 home runs, 76 RBI, 115 runs scored and 36 stolen bases in his career.

He was a Gulf Coast League All-Star outfielder in 1969, alongside Ted Nicholson and Gary Isakson.