Alonzo Sidney Powell (born December 12, 1964) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He batted and threw right-handed.

Alonzo Powell
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Powell as a coach with the Dayton Dragons in 2006
Chunichi Dragons – No. 93
Hitting Coach
Born: (1964-12-12) December 12, 1964 (age 55)
San Francisco, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 6, 1987, for the Montreal Expos
NPB: May 23, 1992, for the Chunichi Dragons
Last appearance
MLB: October 6, 1991, for the Seattle Mariners
NPB: August 9, 1998, for the Hanshin Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average.211
Home runs3
Runs batted in16
NPB statistics
Batting average.313
Home runs116
Runs batted in397
Teams
As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Powell played under Gary Attell at Aptos Junior High School, where he honed his skills as a center fielder. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants in February 1983. He made his major league debut on April 6, 1987, with the Montreal Expos. In 1987, Powell played 14 games, had 8 hits and 4 RBI. In 1991, he played for the Seattle Mariners. He had 24 hits in 111 at-bats (a .216 batting average), 3 home runs, and 12 RBI.

Following his major league career, Powell played for seven seasons in Japan. He was just the third player in Central League history, and the first foreign player, to win three straight batting titles, hitting .324, .355, and .340 from 1994 to 1996.[1] He was also a two-time Central League All-Star.

Powell served as the hitting coach of the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts from 2002-2003 and the manager of the Single-A Dayton Dragons from 2004-2005. In 2006, he was the Seattle Mariners minor league hitting instructor. For 2007, he was named the hitting coach for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers in the Mariners' organization.

On May 9, 2010, the Seattle Mariners announced that Powell would serve as the team's hitting coach, replacing Alan Cockrell. Powell then was hired as the Assistant Hitting Coach for the San Diego Padres on November 17, 2011.[1][2]

On December 7, 2015, the Houston Astros named Powell as the team's new hitting coach.[3] On November 2, 2017, he accepted the position of hitting coach for the San Francisco Giant.[4]

On November 18, 2019, it was announced that Powell had become part of former team mate Tsuyoshi Yoda's backroom staff at the Chunichi Dragons.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Powell underwent surgery for prostate cancer in January 2018. He later spoke about cancer in Napa.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hayes, Dan (November 17, 2011). "PADRES: Powell hired as assistant hitting coach". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Padres hire Powell as assistant hitting coach. MLB.com. Retrieved on November 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Astros complete swap by hiring former Padres hitting coach Alonzo Powell. Chron.com. Retrieved on December 7. 2015.
  4. ^ "Giants hire new hitting coach away from Astros [report]". KNBR-AM. 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  5. ^ "【中日】1994年から3年連続首位打者のOBパウエル氏と1、2軍巡回打撃コーチとして契約「とても興奮している」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). SAGE Publications, Inc. 2019-11-18. ISBN 9781412973823. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  6. ^ Clark, Dave (January 30, 2018). "Alonzo Powell, Giants' hitting coach, undergoes prostate cancer surgery". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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