December 6, 1963 |
|September 4, 1988, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 15, 1993, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Runs batted in||92|
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.
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.
Blankenship runs a travel ball program in Danville, CA called the Danville Bulls in which he is very involved. (Head Coach)
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference