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ctan
12-22-00, 03:24 PM
The only reason this story is of note to me is because this guy went to my high school! He was in the All-star game last year, too.

From the AP Wire:

Brewers agree to three-year deal with Hammonds

Posted Dec. 22, 2000

MILWAUKEE -- Jeffrey Hammonds, whose .335 average was the fourth-highest in the National League last season, agreed Friday to a three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

"Jeffrey adds a new dimension to our ballclub," Brewers general manager Dean Taylor said. "He will become a key part of our offense as well as improve our defense."

Hammonds, 29, hit 20 home runs this year for the Colorado Rockies, drove in a career-high 106 runs and set career highs with a .529 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base percentage.

He played all three outfield positions and had a .991 fielding percentage with a career high of eight assists.

Hammonds, who has also played for the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds, has a .282 career batting average.

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