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Jonathan Keith Nunnally (born November 9, 1971) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played in the major leagues from 1995-2000. He also played part of 2000 with the Orix BlueWave in Japan.

Jon Nunnally
Outfielder
Born: (1971-11-09) November 9, 1971 (age 47)
Pelham, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 26, 1995, for the Kansas City Royals
NPB: June 28, 2000, for the Orix BlueWave
Last appearance
MLB: May 31, 2000, for the New York Mets
NPB: October 16, 2000, for the Orix BlueWave
MLB statistics
Batting average.246
Home runs42
Runs batted in125
Teams

CareerEdit

Nunnally's major-league career began in 1995, after the Kansas City Royals drafted him from the Cleveland Indians' organization in the 1994 Rule 5 draft. He made his debut on April 29, 1995, hitting a home run off of New York Yankees pitcher Melido Perez in his first at-bat.

In 2005, while playing for the Indianapolis Indians in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Nunnally tested positive for steroids, and received a 15-game suspension,[1] in what would be Nunnally's last season as a professional player.

After retiring, Nunnally went into coaching. He worked in the Cleveland Indians organization starting in 2006. On December 8, 2009, he was named the new hitting coach for the Indians, a position he held until being fired on June 19, 2011.[2]

On January 7, 2013, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that Nunnally would be the hitting coach for their Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.[3] He was moved to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats hitting coach on January 13, 2014.[4]

Since January 2015, he has been the hitting coach for the Salem Red Sox, the high A minor league team of the Boston Red Sox.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Three Pirate Farmhands Test Positive For Steroids
  2. ^ Bastian, Jordan (June 19, 2011). "Nunnally out, Fields in as Tribe's hitting coach". Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ "Stanley, Nunnally added as coaches". January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Davidi, Shi (January 13, 2014). "Blue Jays unveil minor league coaching staff". Sportsnet. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  5. ^ ""Red Sox announce 2015 minor league field staffs"". Retrieved July 28, 2015.

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