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Darryl De Wayne Motley

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Darryl Motley was an outfielder who played six seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Kansas City Royals. He was a regular outfielder in 1984 and 1985, and hit .364 in the 1985 World Series, which KC won.

A second round pick by the Royals in 1978, he impressed by hitting .488 in his 10 games in the rookie league before they moved him up. In 1980, he hit over .300 in both Single A and Double A ball, and when he hit .288 with 18 home runs in Triple A in 1981, he got his chance at the majors at age 21. He was back in Triple A for 1982 and most of 1983, hitting .254 with 8 home runs and then .281 with 16 home runs.

He struggled in 1986, and spent a month back in Triple A ball. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves near the end of the season. In 1987, he was with the Richmond Braves for most of the year, hitting .254 with 13 home runs, and briefly coming up with Atlanta.

After his days in USA baseball, he spent 5 years in Mexico and Japan, and then played for several years as a star in independent baseball in the Northern League. One year he was named Baseball America Independent Baseball Player of the Year. See Motley's Crew Rocks Fargo.

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