JOHNNY DAMON

Asian Hall of Fame – Class of 2017

Former Major League Baseball Player, 2x World Series Champion

A MLB star for 18 seasons, Damon is one of the most outstanding, respected, and durable players in MLB history.  He spent six years with the Kansas City Royals, one season with the Oakland A’s, and then moved to the Boston Red Sox. After winning the 2004 World Series with the Boston Red Sox and achieving legendary superstar status in New England, Damon signed with the New York Yankees in 2006. In 2009, he won a World Series with the Yankees, joining Babe Ruth to be one of just a few full-time, everyday, players to achieve World Series rings with both the Red Sox and Yankees. In February of 2010, he signed with the Detroit Tigers. On January 21, 2011, Damon agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Rays. In 2012, he became a member of the Cleveland Indians.  Then in 2013, he played in the  World Baseball Classic, representing Thailand.

Damon was a two-time All-Star. Only four players in the history of MLB exceed his career totals for hits, runs, home runs, and stolen bases. He was 2769 hits for his career and 52nd all-time.

Damon is that unique star athlete who has remained truly humble in the face of overwhelming popularity. He has a rare free spirit, enabling him to leverage his all-star performance over the past decade to become one of the most recognizable and popular players in MLB. A leader by example, he is well-liked and highly-respected in the baseball community. He established The Johnny Damon Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations. The Johnny Damon Foundation assists local and national programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for disadvantaged children at risk. Damon resides in Orlando with his wife Michelle and his eight children.