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Don Bryant (baseball)

Don Bryant
Born: (1941-07-13) July 13, 1941 (age 73)
Jasper, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 1966 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
July 29, 1970 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Batting average .220
Home runs 1
Hits 24

Donald Ray Bryant (born July 13, 1941 in Jasper, Florida) was a catcher and coach in Major League Baseball. He was nicknamed "Bear" by baseball teammates in homage to University of Alabama football coaching legend Paul "Bear" Bryant. Bryant threw and batted right-handed, stood 6'5" (1.96 m) tall and weighed 200 pounds (91 kg).

Bryant's professional career began in the Detroit Tigers' organization in 1960. After playing one full season and parts of two others in the National League with the 1966 Chicago Cubs and the 1969–1970 Houston Astros, batting .220 with one home run and 13 runs batted in, Bryant was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in December 1970 and became a playing coach for their AAA affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox, in 1973. The following year, Pawtucket manager Darrell Johnson was promoted to Boston as field boss, and brought Bryant with him as bullpen coach. Bryant coached under Johnson in Boston (1974–76) — serving on the 1975 American League championship team — and with the Seattle Mariners (1977–80) before leaving the game.


  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Preceded by
Doug Camilli
Boston Red Sox Bullpen Coach
Succeeded by
Walt Hriniak
Preceded by
Seattle Mariners Bullpen Coach
Succeeded by
Frank Funk

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