Kevin Higgins

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American baseball player

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According to Wikipedia, Kevin Wayne Higgins is an American college baseball coach and former professional catcher. He is the associate head baseball coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Higgins was an outstanding collegiate infielder earning first team all America and first team all conference honors at second base for Arizona State University. Higgins had an incredible batting average of .361 which led the number one ranked Sun Devils to the College World Series Championship game against Stanford University in 1988. He played for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball in . The Padres then converted Higgins to catcher when he got to the minors. After spending most of his career in the minors, he made his big league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 29, 1993 going 1 for 4 with a hit and driving in 2 runs. He hit no home runs in 71 game for the Padres and only drove in thirteen runs, making his last career start on October 3, 1993. He then spent the 1994 season playing for the Padres Triple AAA team. He then retired from baseball altogether after the season and has not played ball since.

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