Nelson Simmons
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Nelson Simmons
Nelson Simmons
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Simmons with the Nashville Sounds in 1985
Born: (1963-06-27) June 27, 1963 (age 56)
Washington, D.C.
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 4, 1984, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 1987, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average.261

Nelson Bernard Simmons (born June 27, 1963) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He attended James Madison High School. He played during three seasons at the major league level for the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. He was drafted by the Tigers in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft. Simmons played his first professional season with their Rookie league Bristol Tigers in 1981, and his last with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A Calgary Cannons in 1995.

In a 3 year, 100 game major league career, Simmons posted a .261 batting average (86-for-330) with 38 runs, 11 home runs and 40 RBI. He finished his career with a .963 fielding percentage playing left and right field.


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