Don Mattingly

Baseball 1st baseman Don Mattingly
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Full Name: Donald Arthur Mattingly
Profession: Baseball 1st baseman

United States of America

Biography: Don Mattingly was an outstanding first baseman who spent his entire major league baseball playing career with the New York Yankees (1982-95).

He was a 6-time All-Star (1984–89); AL MVP (1985); 9-time Gold Glove Award winner (1985–89, 1991–94), 3-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1985–87); AL batting champion (1984); and AL RBI leader (1985).

Mattingly served as captain of the Yankees (1991-95), when he retired as a player. The club later retired his uniform number (23), making him the only Yankee to have his number retired without having won a World Series with the team.

Post playing Mattingly has developed into a well respected manager, firstly with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2011-15) and currently with the Miami Marlins (2016-present).

Born: April 20, 1961
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, USA
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1984-05-02 New York Yankee Don Mattingly's single breaks up Chicago White Sox pitcher Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid, at Comiskey Park
  • 1984-09-30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg
  • 1985-11-20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • 1986-05-03 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • 1987-02-17 Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
  • 1987-07-16 Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
  • 1987-07-17 Don Mattingly is 2nd to hit HRs in 7 straight AL games (en route to 8)
  • 1987-07-18 NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games
  • 1987-07-19 Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games
  • 1987-07-20 Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
  • 1987-09-29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • 1990-04-09 Don Mattingly signs a $19.7 million 5-year contract with Yankees
  • 1991-02-28 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • 1993-07-22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • 1994-06-13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
  • 1994-07-23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • 1997-08-31 Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees

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