Thursday, February 5, 2015

Player Profile: Darren Bragg

I have thirteen cards of Darren Bragg. This one is from 1997 Collector's Choice.

Playing career: Outfielder Darren Bragg played for the Mariners, Red Sox, Cardinals, Rockies, Mets, Yankees, Braves, Padres and Reds from 1994 to 2004. In 916 games he hit .255 with 46 HR, 260 RBI and 56 stolen bases. A fuller account of his career can be found at bdj610’s Topps Baseball Card Blog.

Interesting stories: Bragg has had multiple run-ins with the law. As a senior at Georgia Tech in 1991 he was arrested for burglary of an occupied dwelling, stealing a TV, VCR, stereo and compact disc player. And just his past November, he punched an off-duty police officer during a dispute and ended up facing multiple charges, including third-degree assault.

Where he is now: Owner of The Hit Club instructional facility in Thomaston, CT.

My memories: I remember him as a speedy outfielder for the Mariners and Red Sox. I have no memory of his (admittedly very brief) time with the Yankees.

Google Autocomplete results: He is seventh when you type Darren B, between Darren Bloch, Executive Director of The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, and Darren Boyd, an actor. Another prominent Darren Bragg is a pro golfer.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Glenn Braggs.

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