New Orioles’ bench coach Jeff Datz already had one of the most special days of his baseball life in Baltimore. Now he hopes for more after joining the O’s coaching staff Thursday.
“I’ll never forget I got my first Major League hit in Baltimore in 1989 and was able to hand that baseball to my mom and dad.
“Being from south Jersey I had about 30 family members there. I was a September callup of the Tigers in ‘89 and got a base hit off Gregg Olson. I only got 10 at bats that year and had one hit at Memorial Stadium and one at Yankee Stadium.”