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Brent Mayne
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB Debut
September 18, 1990 for the Kansas City Royals
Final game
October 2, 2004 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career Statistics
Batting average     .263
Home runs     38
RBI     403
Career Highlights and Awards

Brent Danem Mayne (born April 19, 1968 in Loma Linda, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who has played with the Kansas City Royals (1990-95), New York Mets (1996), Oakland Athletics (1997), San Francisco Giants (1998-99), Colorado Rockies (2000-01), Kansas City Royals (2002-03), Arizona Diamondbacks (2004) and Los Angeles Dodgers (2004). Mayne bats left-handed and throws right-handed. He was offered salary arbitration at the end of the 2004 season.

Through his career, the well traveled Mayne has been an effective part-time catcher, platooning strictly against right-handed pitchers or entering most games as a late-inning sustitute. He is a good handler of pitchers, blocks the plate well and has a strong arm. Mayne is a decent hitter and has occasional power, but he has trouble hitting left-handed pitching. He compiled a career high .301 batting average in consecutive seasons (1999-2000).

On August 22, 2000, the Colorado Rockies sent Mayne in as a relief pitcher in the 12th inning. Mayne, the Rockies' regular catcher, was unable to swing a bat due to a sprained left wrist and had missed the previous four games. Out of pitchers, manager Buddy Bell asked Mayne if he could pitch. Mayne, who later said he had never pitched at any level, responded, "Yeah, I can pitch." He pitched one inning, surrendering no runs with a fastball that topped out at 83 miles per hour. Colorado won the game the next inning when rookie Adam Melhuse, pinch-hitting for Mayne, singled with the bases loaded and two outs. Mayne thus became the first position player to be credited with a win since 1968.

In a 15-year career, Mayne is a .263 hitter with 38 home runs and 403 RBI in 1279 games.

External linksEdit

  • Baseball Library (highlights) [1]
  • Baseball Reference (statistics) [2]
  • ESPN (profile and daily update) [3]

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