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nick capra, 1989 fleer #279, royals

Player: Capra, Nick

Card: 1989 Fleer #279

Position: OF

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Nick Lee Capra (born March 8, 1958 in Denver, CO) is an American professional baseball manager for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball and a former outfielder. Capra appeared in 45 MLB games over portions of five seasons for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, collecting nine total hits and one home run, a solo blow off Steve Baker of the Oakland Athletics on September 22, 1982. He was drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 1979 amateur draft.

Capra made his professional debut with the Rangers' Double-A Tulsa Drillers affiliate in 1979. Over the course of a 17-season minor league baseball career, he batted .294 with 1,170 hits. He played his last season with the Florida Marlins' Triple-A Charlotte Knights in 1995.

Capra joined the White Sox' system in 1996 as a minor-league manager, working at all levels of the minors for 11 seasons (1996–2005; 2008). In 2006–07 he served Chicago as roving minor league hitting coordinator. Then from 2009–11 he was the ChiSox' minor league field coordinator before becoming the club's director of player development for five seasons (2012–16). On October 14, 2016, he was named the third-base coach for the Chicago White Sox. His appointment to manager Rick Renteria's staff for 2017 marked his first assignment as a big-league coach, and his 22nd season in the White Sox organization.

He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona during the offseason and frequents Oklahoma to hunt.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


Image courtesy of the Denver Post (Nick #4)


This player is not associated with any Baseball Amore Tours.

See all Nick’s baseball cards at TCDB

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