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Joshua David Willingham (born February 17, 1979 in Florence, Alabama) is an American Major League Baseball left fielder for the Oakland Athletics. He previously played for the Florida Marlins and the Washington Nationals.

He was born in Florence, Alabama where he played high school baseball and basketball at Mars Hill Bible School. Willingham attended college at the University of North Alabama. He played shortstop and was a two-time All-Gulf South Conference selection (1999, 2000) and a 2-time American Baseball Coaches Association All American. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Eta Rho Chapter.

Willingham was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 17th round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut on July 6, 2004 against the Pittsburgh Pirates but did not garner regular playing time until 2006.

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