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Pittsburgh Pirates Ty Wigginton gets a face full of dirt as he slides headfirst into homeplate, beating the tag of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 13, 2005. Wigginton was able to score from second base on a single by Jason Bay. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Ty Allen Wigginton (born October 11, 1977 in San Diego, California) is a Major League Baseball third baseman, who is currently with the Colorado Rockies. He is known as a utility player, having platooned as an infielder and an outfielder during his career. He bats and throws right-handed. Wigginton resides in Chula Vista, California.

Wigginton attended Chula Vista High School in Chula Vista, California, and was a student and a letterman in football and baseball. Wigginton graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1995.

Wigginton attended UNC Asheville and played for three years from 1996–1998. Wigginton still holds the school's records for most home runs in a game, most runs in a season and most doubles in a season. Wigginton is the only UNC Asheville baseball player to have played in the major leagues.

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