Von Joshua played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969–71, 1973–74 and 1979), San Francisco Giants (1975–76), Milwaukee Brewers (1976–77) and San Diego Padres (1980). He is a former first round MLB Draft Pick of the Giants in 1967.
Joshua helped the Dodgers win the 1974 National League pennant. He had four pinch hit at-bats in the World Series and made the final out against Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Rollie Fingers. A year later, he produced his best MLB season with the Giants, hitting .318 with 10 triples.
In 10 seasons he played in 822 games and had 2,234 at bats, posting a .273 lifetime batting average, 30 home runs and .306 on-base percentage. Joshua tallied 610 hits over the course of his MLB career.
Joshua was formerly the hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs in 2009 and served as a hitting coach for over 30 years in several MLB organizations, including the LA Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs.
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