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Kim Batiste
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Third baseman / Shortstop
Born: (1968-03-15)March 15, 1968
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: October 7, 2020(2020-10-07) (aged 52)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
September 8, 1991, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last appearance
September 28, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average .234
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 64

Kimothy Emil Batiste (March 15, 1968 – October 7, 2020) was an American Major League Baseball infielder for the Philadelphia Phillies (1991–1994) and San Francisco Giants (1996), both of the National League. He was drafted in the third round of the 1987 amateur draft by the Phillies. His major league debut came in 1991 with the Phillies. He was a key component of the Phillies 1993 National League Championship Series victory, delivering a game-winning RBI hit in the 10th inning of Game 1, though it was his error in the 9th inning that allowed the Braves to tie the game and force extra innings.

Batiste played four seasons with the Phillies as a backup shortstop and third baseman, and was released on May 15, 1995. He signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent nine days later on May 24 and was assigned to the Bowie Baysox. He had a 14-game hitting streak with the Baysox before being promoted to the Rochester Red Wings where he spent the duration of the campaign. He never appeared in a major league game with the Orioles and was selected by the Giants in the Rule 5 draft on December 4, 1995. He played one year with the Giants before being released on October 1, 1996. Batiste went on to play in the independent Atlantic League, batting .233 in 12 games in 2003 for the Atlantic City Surf in his final professional season.

Batiste lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after his retirement.

Batiste died on October 7, 2020 from complications after kidney surgery.

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