26 Facts About Antoan Richardson


Antoan Edward Richardson was born on October 8,1983 and is a Bahamian professional baseball first base coach for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

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Antoan Richardson is a former MLB outfielder who played for the Atlanta Braves in 2011 and the New York Yankees in 2014.

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Antoan Richardson played college baseball at Palm Beach Community College and Vanderbilt University before his professional career.

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Antoan Richardson grew up in the Bahamas, raised by his single mother and grandparents.

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Antoan Richardson attended American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, a suburb of Boca Raton, Florida, on scholarship after a coach from the school noticed him.

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Antoan Richardson then attended Palm Beach Community College on an athletic scholarship, passing up an opportunity to attend Brown University on full scholarship.

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Antoan Richardson next attended Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team from 2004 to 2005.

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Antoan Richardson was drafted in the 27th round of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school, the 27th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, the 13th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, and the 35th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Antoan Richardson then played for the remainder of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 for the Schaumburg Flyers of the independent Northern League.

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In May 2010, Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

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Antoan Richardson played most of 2011 for the Mississippi Braves, and batted.

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Antoan Richardson was called up to the majors for the first time on September 4,2011, and recorded his first career hit, a single to right field, off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw in his first career Major League at bat.

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Antoan Richardson became the sixth player from the Bahamas to play in the major leagues.

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Antoan Richardson batted 2-for-4 with a stolen base in 2011 for the Braves.

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On December 31,2011, Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Antoan Richardson played three games for Team Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in 2012, going 1-for-10 with a walk.

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Antoan Richardson signed with the Minnesota Twins organization in February 2013, and played with the organization that season.

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On November 13,2013, Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees.

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Antoan Richardson scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Derek Jeter in the final Yankee Stadium at bat of Jeter's career.

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On December 11,2014, Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

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Antoan Richardson underwent back surgery for a bulging spinal disk on March 27,2015, and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on April 2.

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Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates for the 2016 season, and the Pirates invited Antoan Richardson to spring training.

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Antoan Richardson had 16 at bats for the Indianapolis Indians and was released on April 25,2016.

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Antoan Richardson signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 29,2016 after being released by the Pirates just two days prior.

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In February 2019, Antoan Richardson was named as a field coordinator and minor league outfield coordinator for the San Francisco Giants.

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On December 23,2019, Antoan Richardson was named the first-base coach of the San Francisco Giants under new manager Gabe Kapler, with the added responsibility of coaching Giants baserunners and outfielders.

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