Currently alive, at 48 years of age.
1973 – Born on the 5th of November in Fort Riley, Kansas. He is a Major League Baseball outfielder who plays center field for the New York Yankees.
1992 – Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the amateur draft out of Orlando’s Dr. Phillips High School, where he had been teammates with A. J. Pierzynski; he was the 35th pick overall.
– He hit .349 with a .568 slugging percentage in his first minor league season, in the Gulf Coast League.
1992-1999 – Married his high school sweetheart, Angela Vannice, when he was 19. They had twins together, Madelyn and Jackson.
1993 – Stole 59 bases in the Midwest League.
1994 – He had 44 stolen bases and a .399 on base percentage in the Carolina League.
1995 – Was the 8th youngest player in the league.
– Hitting .343 with 16 home runs, nearly twice as many walks as strikeouts, and a .434 on base percentage for Wichita in the Texas League, where he was voted MVP, when the Royals called him up.
1995 – 2000 – He played for the Royals.
2000 – Led the AL in runs (136) and stolen bases (46), was 2nd in hits (214), 3rd in triples (10) and sacrifice flies (12), and 10th in batting (.327).
2002 – 2005 – He spent with the Boston Red Sox Team.
2003 – Joined a very exclusive group of Major League Baseball players by recording 3 base hits in the first inning of a game against the Florida Marlins on the 27th of June.
2004 – He was a key player as he helped the Boston Red Sox win their first championship in 86 years. In game seven of the ALCS he hit two home runs (including a grand slam) to lead the Red Sox to victory over the Yankees. In the World Series he hit another home run as Boston swept the St. Louis Cardinals.
2005 – Signed a 4-year, $52 million dollar contract with the New York Yankees on the 20th of December.
2006 – Married Michelle Mangan on the 30th of December.
– Mangan gave birth to Damon’s third child and her first, Devon Rose on the 4th of January.