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The Questions with Ty Wigginton
September 25, 2006
D-Rays Third Baseman
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September 25, 2006

The Questions With Ty Wigginton

D-Rays Third Baseman

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What was your welcome-to-the-big-leagues moment?

I made my debut in San Diego [with the Mets in 2002]. That was a dream, because I grew up in San Diego and was a season-ticket holder. I had about 40 friends and family there every night for that series. I was trying not to embarrass myself. All my at bats were pinch hits--I think I was 0 for 2.

Your most embarrassing moment?

In Boston this year I was playing leftfield, and I dropped a fly ball. About three innings later I caught a fly ball and got a standing O. I tipped my hat to the fans sitting on the Monster.

Favorite off-day activity?

Playing with my son, Chase. He's two. He rides a little four-wheeler--one of those Power Wheels--and I chase him around. He's not a bad driver, but he runs into trees now and then.

If I weren't playing baseball I'd be ...

coaching college baseball. I went to UNC-Asheville, but I would coach anywhere.


Wigginton, who has a career-high 20 homers, went 5 for 11 in a three-game series against Toronto.

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