After 15 seasons, 263 games, Truby done
Chris Truby announced his retirement yesterday, ending a 15-year professional baseball career.
The third baseman played a total of 263 major league games.
He saw action with the Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The Damien Memorial graduate had a .231 career batting average (189-for-819) in the majors with 42 doubles, nine triples, 23 home runs and 107 runs batted in.
Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent in the offseason, Truby has been on and off the disabled list with the Indianapolis Indians of the International League and the Altoona Curve of the Eastern League. He appeared in just 13 games and was hitting .326 when he decided to call it a career.
Truby had a reputation as an excellent defensive third baseman.
He was once described by a Houston scout as having the softest hands in the organization.
Since 1998, when he wasn't with a major league team, Truby was playing at the Triple A level.
He appeared in 1,393 minor league games, went to bat 5,124 times, scored 768 runs and had 1,382 hits.
Truby had 296 doubles, 44 triples and 179 homers. He knocked in 829 runs, stole 166 bases and finished with a .270 average
Truby originally was signed as a nondrafted free agent after an outstanding performance in the Area Code games by the Astros on Aug. 25, 1992, just before he planned to enter Hawaii Pacific and play for the Sea Warriors.