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Encyclopedia > Lance Blankenship
Lance Blankenship
Second baseman
Born: December 6, 1963 (1963-12-06) (age 43)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1998
for the Oakland Athletics
Final game
August 15, 1993
for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average     .222
Home Runs     9
Runs Batted Ins     92
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Member of 1989 World Champion Oakland Athletics

Lance Robert Blankenship (Born December 6, 1963) in Portland, Oregon, United States, is a retired Major League Baseball utility player. The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


Blankenship played his entire career with the Oakland Athletics (1988-1993) after the A's drafted him in the 10th round of the 1986 MLB amateur draft. He made his Major League Baseball debut on September 4, 1988, and played his final game on August 15, 1993. His career concluded with a regular season .222 batting average, 9 home runs, 92 runs batted in, and 54 stolen bases. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ...


Blankenship played for the Athletics in two World Series. He was a member of the A's team that swept the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 World Series and the A's team that lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series. In 5 postseason series, Blankenship tallied a career postseason .250 batting average with 4 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


Blankenship was given a nickname by ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman: Lance "you sunk my" Blankenship. ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... Note: broadcasting is also the old term for hand sowing. ... Christopher (Boomer) James Berman (born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, Connecticut) is a sportscaster, who anchors SportsCenter, Monday Night Countdown, Sunday NFL Countdown, Baseball Tonight, U.S. Open golf, and other programming on ESPN. He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ...


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

Lance now owns a pet store in San Ramon, California. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... Keith Anthony (Tony) Phillips (b. ... Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92). ... Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963 in Tuxedo, New York) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, and Atlanta Braves. ... Michael Anthony Gallego born October 31, 1960 in Whittier, California was a Major League Baseball infielder. ... Wayland Eugene Nelson (born December 3, 1960 in Tampa, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1981-1993. ... Michael Wayne Moore (Born November 26, 1959) in Eakly, Oklahoma, is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his final years with the St. ... Stanley Julián Antonio Javier (born January 9, 1964 in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic), best known as Stan Javier [hah-ve-ERR], is a former Major League Baseball center fielder and switch-hitter batter who played with the New York Yankees (1984), Oakland Athletics (1986-90, 1994... José Canseco y Capas, Jr. ... David Keith Stewart (born February 19, 1957 in Oakland, California) was a dominant right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Terry Lee Steinbach (born March 2, 1962 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for 14 years from 1986 to 1999. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Frederick Wayne Honeycutt (June 29, 1954 Chattanooga, TN - ) was a pitcher for 21 years from 1977 to 1987. ... David Lee Henderson (born July 21, 1958 in Merced, California, USA), best known as Dave Henderson, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1981-86), Boston Red Sox (1986-87), San Francisco Giants (1987), Oakland Athletics (1988-93) and Kansas... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Ken Phelps was a baseball player, who played primarily with the Seattle Mariners. ... Todd Edward Burns (Born July 6, 1963) in Maywood, California, is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ...


 
 

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