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Trent Durrington

Trent Durrington - INF/OF
Hometown: Sydney, NSW
Debut: 6 August 1999
Final Game: 28 September 2005
Teams played for: Anaheim Angels, Milwaukee Brewers

The third Australian position player to debut in the Majors, Sydneysider and infielder Trent Durrington has the unusual distinction of being the only Australian position player to pitch in the big leagues, as well.

While playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004, Durrington stepped on the pitching mound with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning of a blowout loss to the Houston Astros. He retired the only batter he faced on a fly ball, succeeding in his rare feat.

Born in Sydney, Durrington went to school on the Gold Coast and signed with the California Angels as an amateur free agent in 1994. He made his professional debut on 6 August 1999, going 1-for-4 in the Angels' loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Durrington spent the rest of that season and the first part of the 2000 season with the Angels before being sent to the Minors again. He saw more time in the Majors with the Angels in 2003 and the Brewers from 2004-2005, primarily as a second baseman, third baseman, and occasional outfielder.

Durrington joined Team Australia for the 2006 World Baseball Classic and last played in the Minor :eagues in 2007 for the Buffalo Bisons, then the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. While playing for Buffalo, Durrington made another rare appearance on the mound, picking up a win on 5 May 2007 against Pawtucket. The game began in mid-April but was suspended and had to be resumed two weeks later.

View Trent Durrington's career statistics from Baseball Reference