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Don Blasingame
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Sex:M
Age:79
Birth Date:March 16, 1932
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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DON BLASINGAME
Don Blasingame

Biography:Don Blasingame (March 16, 1932 - April 13, 2005) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1955-1959), San Francisco Giants (1960-1961), Cincinnati Reds (1961-1963), Washington Senators (1963-1966) and Kansas City Athletics (1966). Blasingame batted left handed and threw right handed. He was born in Corinth, Mississippi. He is no relation to Wade Blasingame, a former major league pitcher.

Nicknamed “Blazer”, Blasingame was a hustling everyday second baseman with four MLB teams in 12 seasons, but he was best known for becoming only the second American (after Wally Yonamine) to manage in Japanese baseball.

Blasingame was a .258 career hitter with 21 home runs and 308 RBI in 1444 games.

A classic line drive hitter, Blasingame was also a skillful bunter and a fast and smart runner. In 1956, he started as a regular with the Cardinals replacing future Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst. In his career, Blasingame was particularly fast getting down the line, hitting into fewer double plays (one in every 123 at-bats) than anyone in major league history except Don Buford.

Blasingame enjoyed his best season in 1957, when he hit .271 and posted career-highs in home runs (8), RBI (58), runs (101), hits (176) and stolen bases (21). In 1958, he followed with .274, 19 doubles, 10 triples and 20 steals, and also was named to the National League All-Star team. In 1959, Blasingame hit .289 with 26 doubles, both career highs.

After seven years shared with the Reds, Giants, Senators and Athletics, Blasingame finished his major league career in the 1966 season.

Opting to continue his playing career in Japan, Blasingame joined the Nankai Hawks in 1967, playing as a second baseman for three years until 1969, when he joined the team‘s coaching staff for the next nine seasons. In 1978, he was named manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, a tenure that lasted for just one season. Blasingame then managed the Hanshin Tigers for two seasons before returning to the Carp from 1981 to 1982. As manager for the two teams, he compiled a record of 180-208-28 (ties are played in Japanese baseball).

Blasingame died in Fountain Hills, Arizona, at age of 73.


Chinese Horoscope for Don Blasingame
Includes characteristics and Vices
Don Blasingame's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: March 16, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Don Blasingame's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: March 16, 1932

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Don Blasingame's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: March 16, 2011

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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