Dean Palmer

Dean Palmer

Dean Palmer
Third baseman
Born: (1968-12-27) December 27, 1968
Tallahassee, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1989, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
May 9, 2003, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .251
Home runs 275
Runs batted in 849
Career highlights and awards

Dean William Palmer (born December 27, 1968) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 14-year career from 1989 to 2003. He played for the Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers, all of the American League.

In 1992 Palmer became the first Texas ballplayer to ever homer in the first three games of a season, a feat that was matched in 2011 by Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz.[1]

He was selected for the American League All-Star team in 1998, as the required Tiger, and he led the league in strikeouts in 1992 with 154. Palmer was the recipient of the Silver Slugger at third base in 1998 with the Kansas City Royals and 1999 for the Detroit Tigers.

Palmer retired following the 2003 baseball season, after various injuries limited him to fewer than 100 games over the three previous seasons. He attempted a comeback with the Tigers during 2005 spring training, but failed to make the team, after which he retired again.

Palmer now is the assistant coach at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee.

See also


  1. ^ "Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz etched their names in the record books on Sunday". Retrieved April 4, 2011. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube