Daubach with Tommy Harper
Brian Daubach spent almost 9 seasons in the minor leagues before getting a crack at the bigs. He played for the Red Sox for 5 seasons (1999-2002, 2004) in a career that spanned 8 years. In 1999 he finished 4th in Rookie of the Year voting with a BA/OBP/SLG/OPS line of .294/.360/.562/.921. He was booted from the MLB Players’ Association for crossing the lines to play as a replacement player during the 1994-95 strike. In 2009 and 2010 he served as a part-time host on a sports-talk radio station and as an analyst during Red Sox telecasts. During those 2 seasons he was also a manager in Nashua, NH and Pittsfield, MA in the indepenndent Canadian-American league.
The Washington Nationals have chosen Daubach to be the manager of their low Class A minor league team in Hagerstown, MD, and should be managing the Nats' 18 yo phenom prospect Bryce Harper (no relation to Tommy) who is expected to start the year there.
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