Dave Anderson (infielder)

Dave Anderson (infielder)
Dave Anderson

Anderson as the third base coach for the Texas Rangers in 2010.
Born: August 1, 1960 (1960-08-01) (age 51)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
May 8, 1983 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1992 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average     .242
Home runs     19
Steals     49
Career highlights and awards

David Carter Anderson (born August 1, 1960, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former shortstop/third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1983–89, 1992) and San Francisco Giants (1990–91).[1]


Playing career

He made his major league debut on May 8, 1983, and played his final game on October 3, 1992.[1] Anderson was a member of the Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. He was on-deck as a decoy to pinch-hit for the pitcher before manager Tommy Lasorda brought in the injured Kirk Gibson who went on to win the game with one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history.[2][3][4]

Managing and coaching career

Anderson was the manager for the 1994 Jamestown Jammers of the single A short season New York-Penn League.[5] He led the team to a 42–32 record finishing in first place in the Stedler Division and losing in the playoff semi-final round to the New Jersey Cardinals.[6]

Anderson is currently the third base coach for the Texas Rangers. On September 5, 2010, Anderson was involved in a controversial play at Target Field. As the Rangers attempted a 2-out rally against the Minnesota Twins, Vladimir Guerrero hit a soft grounder up the middle. Anderson appeared to make incidental contact with Michael Young, who was attempting to retreat to the third base bag to beat a throw from Orlando Hudson. Third base umpire Alfonso Márquez called Young out for coach's interference, ending the game in a 6–5 Rangers loss.[7] Anderson and Young both claimed that they never touched each other, and argued to no avail.[8]

1983–1988 seasons

In 1983, Dave Anderson hit .165 with 19 hits, 4 doubles, 2 triples, and 1 home run. He had 2 RBI's and 6 stolen bases. In '84, he hit .251 with 94 hits, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 34 RBI's, and 15 stolen bases. In '85, he hit .199 with 44 hits, 6 doubles, 0 triples, 4 home runs, 18 RBI's, and 5 stolen bases. In '86, he hit .245 with 53 hits, 9 doubles, 0 triples, 1 home run, 15 RBI's and 5 stolen bases. In '87, he hit .234 with 62 hits, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 13 RBI's, and 9 stolen bases. In '88, he hit .249 with 71 hits, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 20 RBI's, and 4 stolen bases.


  1. ^ a b "Dave Anderson". Baseball-Reference. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/anderda02.shtml. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, T. R. (October 23, 2010). "Witness to history, Anderson returns to Classic". Texas Rangers. http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101023&content_id=15810414&vkey=news_tex&c_id=tex. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lopresti, Mike (October 8, 2008). "Kirk Gibson's 1988 home run still a World Series highlight". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2008-10-06-gibson-88homer_N.htm. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Crowe, Jerry (October 26, 2009). "Mike Davis' walk was setup to Kirk Gibson's punch line for Dodgers". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/oct/26/sports/sp-crowe26. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dave Anderson". University of Memphis. http://www.gotigersgo.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/anderson_dave00.html. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ 1995 Hudson Valley Renegades Souvenir Program. Hudson Valley Renegades. 1995. p. 23. 
  7. ^ Thesier, Kelly (September 5, 2010). "Unusual play helps Twins sweep Rangers". Major League Baseball. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100905&content_id=14314294&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Jeff (September 5, 2010). "Rangers left stranded by umpire's call". Victoria Advocate. http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/sep/05/bc-bba-rangers-twinsft-_-sports-750-words/?sports&mlb. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 

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