Dave Cash (baseball)

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Dave Cash
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Second baseman
Born: (1948-06-11) June 11, 1948 (age 70)
Utica, New York
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 13, 1969, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1980, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .283
Home runs 21
Runs batted in 426
Teams
Career highlights and awards

David Cash Jr. (born June 11, 1948), is an American former professional baseball second baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, and San Diego Padres, from 1969 to 1980.

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Career

Cash was born in Utica, New York. His MLB career started modestly, as he played in only 82 games over his first two seasons, though he still hit a very respectable .306 in 271 at-bats. Cash established himself as a solid singles hitter and a good defensive second baseman in his time in Pittsburgh. He was the Pirates' primary second baseman from 1971 to 1973, but his playing time was reduced somewhat by military service commitments and by the presence on the team of veteran second baseman Bill Mazeroski and rising star Rennie Stennett. After the 1973 season, with Stennett ready to play regularly and another excellent young second baseman (Willie Randolph) in their minor league system, the Pirates traded Cash to the Phillies for pitcher Ken Brett.

Utica, New York City in New York ----, United States

Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census. Located on the Mohawk River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is approximately 95 miles northwest of Albany, 55 mi (89 km) east of Syracuse and 240 miles northwest of New York City. Utica and the nearby city of Rome anchor the Utica–Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises all of Oneida and Herkimer counties.

Bill Mazeroski American baseball player and coach

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Rennie Stennett American baseball player

Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte, is a Panamanian former second baseman in Major League Baseball. Stennett played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1971–79) and San Francisco Giants (1980–81). He batted and threw right-handed. A World Series champion with the Pirates in 1979, Stennett is one of three players to go 7-for-7 in a game, which he did in a 22–0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. He was also a member of the first all-black starting lineup in the major leagues.

With the Phillies from 1974 to 1976, Cash became a true everyday player, missing only two games over three seasons. He made the All-Star team each year, [1] and batted .300 or better with over 200 hits in both 1974 and 1975.

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After the 1976 season, Cash signed as a free agent with the Expos. He had a good season in 1977 but a disappointing year in 1978, and by 1979 had lost his job as the Expos' starting second baseman. He finished his career as a part-time player with the Padres in 1980.

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San Diego Padres Baseball Team and Major League Baseball franchise in San Diego, California, United States

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Coaching

In 2006, Cash was hired to be first base coach for the Baltimore Orioles.

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In 2007, he was hired to be the Manager of the Utica Brewmasters in the New York State League established in 2007 in his hometown of Utica, New York. During the team's first game ever, Cash was ejected by the homeplate umpire for arguing balls and strikes.

The Utica Brewmasters played in the New York State League in 2007. They played their games on Murnane Field at Donovan Stadium in Utica, New York and were managed by Dave Cash, a Utica native and three-time NL All-Star for the Philadelphia Phillies.

New York State League

The New York State League was an independent baseball league that played six seasons between 2007 and 2012 in the New York City metro area. Over 500 NYSL players have been signed by professional teams. Players from forty-eight states and eleven countries have competed in the league. The NYSL was the developmental league for the Can-Am League. Its level of play was self-described as being on par with the lowest level of minor league baseball, the complex-based "rookie" leagues.

In 2008, Cash was hired as the hitting coach for the Sussex Skyhawks in the CAN-AM League. The Skyhawks played in Augusta, New Jersey and won the 2008 CAN-AM League Championship 3 games to 0 over the Quebec Capitales.

In 2010, Cash served as the hitting coach for the GBL's Yuma Scorpions.

Trivia

Career statistics

YearsGames PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG FLD%
1214226057555473215712435621426120424309.283.334.358.983

In 21 postseason games, covering 4 National League Championship Series and 1 World Series, Cash batted .236 (21-for-89) with 9 runs and 6 RBI.

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References

  1. Riccaboni, Ian (September 15, 2015). "Dave Cash". Phillies Nation Presents the 100 Greatest Phillies of All Time (Paperback) (First ed.). Glenside, Pennsylvania: Phillies Nation. p. 11. ISBN   1515364798.


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