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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Former Cubs player, White Sox minor-league manager Adrian Garrett dies at 78

Adrian Garrett, who spent eight seasons in the major leagues and then went on to a coaching career, has died. He was 78.

Garrett died Thursday of pneumonia at Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in Kyle, Texas, New York Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said Friday. Adrian Garrett’s younger brother, Wayne, was the third baseman on the 1969 World Series champion Mets.

A catcher and an outfielder, Adrian Garrett was born in Brooksville, Florida, and is a graduate of Sarasota High School. He signed with the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 and made his debut with the Atlanta Braves on April 13, 1966.

He was 0 for 3 in four games for the Braves that year and did not return to the big leagues until 1970 with the Cubs. He played for the Cubs through 1973 and again in 1975 and also for Oakland (1971-72) and the California Angels (1975-76). He hit .185 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs in 163 games.

Garrett spent 1977-79 with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan’s Central League, winning a Japan Series title in his final season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 25, 2021 at 12:22 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: April 25, 2021 at 01:06 PM (#6015259)
In 1975, the Cubs sold Garrett to the Angels on July 31. Over the last two months of the season, he played 37 games and hit six home runs. Those six home runs tied him for second most on the team for the entire season, with backup outfielder Joe Lahoud. Lee Stanton led the team, by a mile, with 14. Among the nine listed as regulars at BR, Mike Miley was second, with four.
   2. salvomania Posted: April 26, 2021 at 10:37 AM (#6015442)
Similar to the '86 Cards, whose one big power threat, and a key to the '85 and '87 pennant winners, was Jack Clark, who missed most of the season and only hit 9 homers.

The team leader, and only player in double digits, was Andy Van Slyke, with 13 homers. The only other player besides those two with more than 4 homers was Willie McGee, with 7.

The starting catcher, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, and left fielder---that's five positions---combined to hit *6* home runs, in 2902 plate appearances.

Ah, those were the days.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: April 26, 2021 at 11:01 AM (#6015449)
He hit 398 home runs over 19 years in professional baseball.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 26, 2021 at 11:04 AM (#6015450)
Did you know there are already two Hall of Famers named "Adrian"? Adrian Beltre will be the third.
   5. Dag Nabbit at Posted: April 26, 2021 at 12:21 PM (#6015472)
#4 - That's a fun find.
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 26, 2021 at 12:41 PM (#6015480)
Did you know there are already two Hall of Famers named "Adrian"? Adrian Beltre will be the third.

and neither known for that name

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