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John Dolinsek

John N. Dolinsek (born January 3, 1948 in Santa Rosa, CA) was an outfielder who is most notable for winning the 1969 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a junior at Arizona State University. He is one of five players from Arizona State University to win that award. The others are Sal Bando, Ron Davini, Bob Horner and Stan Holmes.

Drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round of the 1969 draft, Dolinsek played five years in the minors, never reaching the big leagues. He played for the Covington Astros in 1969, hitting .301 with seven home runs in 59 games. For the Columbus Astros in 1970, he hit .296 eight home runs in 137 games. In 1971, he played for the Oklahoma City 89ers, hitting .288 with 14 home runs and 70 RBI in 124 games. He split the 1972 season between the 89ers and Peninsula Whips, hitting a combined .296 with 11 home runs in 442 at-bats. He played his final professional season in 1973, for the Denver Bears. He hit .274 with nine homers that year.

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