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Marc Alexander Newfield

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Marc Newfield was a highly touted draft pick with the unfortunate luck of coming up as an outfielder in a Seattle Mariners organization that had just discovered Ken Griffey Jr. was going to be the real deal for them. However, there would have been two other spots available for him to play in that outfield, but he was never able to produce much hitting at the big league level, hitting only .249 in 355 career games. He fist came up as a 20-yyear-old in mid-season in 1993, when he hit .227 in 22 games. The next year, 1994, during a brief stint in the big leagues, he hit into an unassisted triple play on July 8th against the Boston Red Sox. Boston Shortstop John Valentin was the fielder.

Newfield had his best major league season in 1996. He started the season hitting .251 in 84 games as a corner outfielder for the San Diego Padres, then on July 31st, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers with Ps Bryce Florie and Ron Villone for slugger Greg Vaughn. He had an excellent two months to finish the season with the Brewers, hitting .307 with 7 homers and 31 RBI. For the year, he was .278 with 12 homers and 57 RBI in 133 games. Given that he hat hit .309 in 21 games with the Padres at the end of 1995, the Brewers thought that Newfield was about to fulfill his promise, but he slumped badly in 1997, ending up back in the minors after hitting only .229 in 50 games. He then spent all of 1998 as a back-up outfielder for the Brewers in their first season as a National League team, but hit only .237 with 3 homers in 93 games and did not return to the big leagues after that.

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