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doug dascenzo, 1992 Donruss #38, Cubs

Player: Dascenzo, Doug

Card: 1992 Donruss #38

Position: OF

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Douglas Craig Dascenzo (born June 30, 1964 in Cleveland, OH) played for the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres, where he began his coaching career. Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the 1985 MLB amateur draft, Doug would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago Cubs on September 2, 1988, and appear in his final game on September 29, 1996.

Dascenzo began his Major League career by playing in a then-National League record 241 consecutive games without making an error. The streak spanned from his debut in 1988 to the 1991 season when he committed his first error in a game on August 25. He finished his career with a .990 fielding percentage playing at all three outfield positions, committing only eight errors in 792 total chances. He also pitched in two games during his career, including during a Mets blowout of the Cubs, and did not give up any runs.

Doug ended his career as a member of the San Diego Padres organization after the 1996 season and took a job with the team as a roving minor league instructor. He made his managerial debut with the Padres' Northwest League affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds, in 2006 where he guided the Ems to a 43-33 finish. He was promoted to manage the Fort Wayne Wizards in the Midwest League in 2007. In 2009, the Wizards became the Fort Wayne TinCaps which he led to the Midwest League championship in the 2009 season.

On December 1, 2009, he was named the manager of the Double-A San Antonio Missions of the Texas League. He was named Texas League Manager of the Year (2011) after leading the Missions to the Texas League Championship.

In October 2011, Doug accepted a position with the Atlanta Braves as their minor league base running and outfield coordinator.

On October 14, 2013, Dascenzo was promoted from the Minor Leagues to the Majors, given the position of third base coach and on October 9, 2014, Dascenzo was hired by the Chicago Cubs to serve as an outfield and first base coach. His son, Zachary Dascenzo, was drafted in the 2008 amateur draft.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


1991 Topps #437
1993 Topps #211


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