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Danilo Tartabull Mora ("Bull")

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 205 lb.

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Danny Tartabull had a 14-year career in the major leagues, hitting 262 home runs.

He was a big star in the days before expansion, with the biggest salary in major league baseball in 1991, the result of signing a big free agent contract with the New York Yankees. However, although he was only 32 in 1995, he was not able to keep up his production in the mid-1990s mainly because of a variety of injuries. His career ended after he broke his foot in the first week of the 1997 season with the Philadelphia Phillies. He almost came back in 2000 with the San Diego Padres.

His best year was 1991, when he led the league in slugging, was 10th in the league in batting average, and was on the All-Star team.

Tartabull had broken into the majors as a middle infielder, but was quickly moved to the outfield because of his mediocre fielding. In 1985, playing for the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League, he became the first shortstop at any level of professional baseball to hit 40 home runs since Ernie Banks accomplished the feat with the Chicago Cubs in 1960. He had come to the Seattle Mariners from the Cincinnati Reds via the short-lived Free agent compensation draft, as the Mariners' compensation for losing pitcher Floyd Bannister to the Chicago White Sox after the 1982 season. He was the son of Jose Tartabull and brother of minor league outfielder Jose Tartabull Jr..

He appeared on Seinfeld as himself.

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