Chris Widger

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Chris Widger
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Catcher
Born: (1971-05-21) May 21, 1971 (age 43)
Wilmington, Delaware
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 23, 1995 for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
September 15, 2006 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .238
Home runs 55
Runs batted in 222
Former teams
Career highlights and awards

Christopher Jon Widger (born May 21, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

Career[edit]

A third round pick in the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft, Widger played for the Seattle Mariners (1995-1996, 2000), Montréal Expos (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2002), St. Louis Cardinals (2003), Chicago White Sox (2005-2006), and Baltimore Orioles (2006). On July 23, 2006, he was placed on waivers by the White Sox, who had acquired Sandy Alomar, Jr. to replace him as their backup catcher. On August 4, 2006, Widger was signed by the Orioles to a contract for the rest of the 2006 season.

Widger played 9 years in MLB. After playing all of the 2004 season out of the major leagues, (he played with the independent Camden Riversharks), Widger made the Chicago White Sox as a backup where he won a World Series in 2005. He played catcher, but also played at first base, third base, and once in the outfield. He is a graduate of George Mason University and Pennsville Memorial High School in Pennsville Township, New Jersey.[1]

He is currently the pitching coach for the Camden Riversharks in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minnick, Kevin. "A story straight out of Hollywood: S.J. Sports Figure of the Year", Courier-Post, December 30, 2005. Accessed August 18, 2007.

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