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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Darren Holt, Different Role - 86

Darren Holt returned to the field in 2007 as a coach. It was the annual College of the Sequoias alumni game and Holt led the alumni team.

Holt was previously a player at the school, playing there in 1978 and 1979 before going on to Fresno State. His father Bert Holt once coached the college team.

Holt had also previously been a player in the pros, albeit briefly in the Yankees organization.

In 1990, he had himself a different role in the game than as a player or as a coach. He was groundskeeper for the Visalia Oaks.

He even got his own baseball card in the Visalia Cal League baseball card set, something he never got as a player.

Holt started at Mt. Whitney High School in his hometown of Visalia. He then moved to the College of the Sequoias for two seasons. He then played 1980 at Fresno State.

It was in the June 1980 draft that Holt started his brief stint with the Yankees. The club took him in the 37th round of the draft and assigned him to the rookie Gulf Coast League.

Holt got into 50 games for the GCL Yankees. He hit .205, knocked in 11 runs and stole six bases. It was his only season as a pro.

By 1990, he was groundskeeper at Visalia. In 2007, he was back at the College of the Sequoias coaching that alumni team. Holt's team of alumni won, beating the current coach's squad by a score of 2-1.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,055
Made the Majors: 906-44.1%
Never Made Majors:1,149-55.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 386
10+ Seasons in the Minors:222

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