Evans attended his mother's softball games as an infant and later served as the team's bat boy. ” I would recommend my job to anyone who has a passion for food. Darrell Evans page at http://www.thebaseballpage.com. His .238 batting average was the lowest since 1976, but 77 walks (seventh in the American League) boosted his on-base percentage to .353. ", Evans' 1973 accomplishments were overshadowed by teammate Hank Aaron's pursuit of Babe Ruth's career home run record. After retiring as a player, Evans served as a manager and coach in Minor League Baseball and independent leagues from 1990 to 2010. He studied business administration at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, 1981-83; was enrolled in the National Apprenticeship Program, American Culinary Foundation, 1983-86; and became Certified Working Chef, 1991. At 40, Evans was baseball’s oldest everyday player. ", In December 1968, after the A's chose not to include Evans on their list of protected minor league players, Evans was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the Rule 5 draft for $25,000. “Evans Finds Contentment in Detroit.” San Francisco Examiner, April 19, 1984. How many times do you play for a world champion? James, Bill. His career as a manager included stints with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Huntsville Stars in the minors. , Evans was hired in November 2009 as the first manager and director of player personnel for the newly-organized Victoria Seals of the GBL. When veteran first baseman Willie McCovey retired at midseason in 1980, Darrell was named to replace the future Hall of Famer as captain of the team. Musician/Band. He performed well in the Athletics’ minor-league system until he suffered torn ligaments in his right shoulder, which hindered his hitting and made it difficult for him to throw a ball across the infield.
 Both of Evans' parents had relatives in professional baseball. “It was the one time in my career when I really doubted myself,” Evans said.
The move caused something to click with Evans, who belted homers in each of the next four games and went on an 11-for-17 tear at the plate.
http://www.detroit-tigers-baseball-history.com. “Giants Are Jolly Over Darrell’s Decision to Stay.” The Sporting News, December 30, 1978.
Darryl live to cook and he was on my list of people to call when I needed him.
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