Where Have You Gone Brian Daubach? Red Sox Nation Turns it’s lonely Eye’s to You

Oh there you are.

Here at the Banter we  have planned to write our “Beantown Burnouts” since the blogs inception. Kind of like Sports Illustrated’s Where are they now editions, we are catching up with old friends and checking up on what they’ve been doing since they hung up the cleats. Not that these guys are all “Burnouts” per se, we just love our alliteration here at the BoSox Banter Blog and we thought it had a nice ring to it.

Brian Daubach, the “Belleville Basher” according to baseballreference.com was a fan favorite during his tenure in a Sox uniform. I remember him best as that streaky ball player that would hit the shit outta the ball throughout April and May, go O for June, and start mashing again sometime in mid July.

I don’t have these stats but I do know that when Dauby got traded back to the club from the White Sox in 04 his shirts were selling out at the Yawkey Way Store across the street from Fenway. Here’s some stats I do have, courtesy of baseball reference.

Year Tm G AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1990 NYM-min 45 152 26 41 1 19 22 41 .270 .363 .395 .758
1991 NYM-min 65 218 30 53 7 42 33 64 .243 .355 .390 .745
1992 NYM-min 72 260 26 63 2 40 30 61 .242 .323 .338 .662
1993 NYM-min 102 379 50 106 7 72 52 84 .280 .368 .401 .769
1994 NYM-min 129 450 52 123 6 74 58 120 .273 .360 .389 .749
1995 NYM-min 137 476 61 115 10 72 53 104 .242 .322 .366 .688
1996 NYM-min 139 490 87 140 22 82 80 117 .286 .390 .478 .868
1997 FLA-min 136 461 66 128 21 93 65 126 .278 .367 .510 .877
1998 FLA-min 140 497 102 157 35 124 80 114 .316 .421 .634 1.055
1999 BOS-min 9 31 4 9 1 6 6 8 .290 .436 .452 .888
1999 BOS 110 381 61 112 21 73 36 92 .294 .360 .562 .921
2000 BOS 142 495 55 123 21 76 44 130 .248 .315 .448 .764
2001 BOS-min 2 6 0 1 0 0 1 3 .167 .286 .167 .452
2001 BOS 122 407 54 107 22 71 53 108 .263 .350 .509 .859
2002 BOS 137 444 62 118 20 78 51 126 .266 .348 .464 .812
2003 CHW 95 183 26 42 6 21 34 54 .230 .352 .388 .740
2004 BOS-min 93 336 63 91 21 81 71 93 .271 .400 .527 .927
2004 BOS 30 75 9 17 2 8 10 21 .227 .326 .413 .739
2005 NYM-min 99 345 63 112 16 62 62 68 .325 .426 .554 .979
2005 NYM 15 25 4 3 1 3 7 5 .120 .324 .320 .644
2006 STL-min 67 226 29 63 11 38 36 48 .279 .387 .478 .865
8 Yrs 661 2025 271 525 93 333 236 541 .259 .341 .476 .817
BOS (5 yrs) 541 1802 241 477 86 306 194 477 .265 .341 .488 .829

It took me about a half hour to get that table on there and it’s still not the way I like it but I digress.

Since Brian retired in 2005 he has stayed in the clubhouse as a coach, becoming the now defunct Nashua Pride’s hitting coach. The Nashua Pride, a team from the Can-Am League (not affiliated with the MLB), was kind of like an old Sox player haven. El Guapo pitched for them, Dan Duquette was a co-owner, and Dauby taught the youngsters how to roll up the pants to show off some stirrup.

In 2009 the team changed their name to The American Defenders of New Hampshire, and promoted Dauby to manager of the ball club with the catchy name. Unfortunately for Dauby and the players, the team was evicted from Holman stadium in Nashua midway through the 2009 season because of nonpayment of rent. The team is now in Pittsfield Mass with a better handle, The Colonials.

In 2010 Daubach was named manager of the Hagerstown Suns, a Single-A club in the Washington Nationals farm system. He’s still coaching there, having managed both Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.

So here’s to Dauby, once and always a Dirtdog.

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