Greg Walker (baseball)

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Greg Walker
Atlanta Braves – No. 27
First baseman / Coach
Born: (1959-10-06) October 6, 1959 (age 54)
Douglas, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1982 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 1, 1990 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .260
Home runs 113
Runs batted in 444
Teams

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

Gregory Lee Walker (born October 6, 1959 in Douglas, Georgia) is a former power-hitting first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, the team for which he played all but the last 14 games of his career. As a player for 9 years, Walker hit 113 home runs and drove in 444 runs, while scoring 368 times. When he began his coaching career, he did so with the White Sox Triple-A club in Charlotte. In 1988 he had a seizure on the field at Comiskey Park during fielding practice.[1] In 2003, he joined the parent club as hitting coach.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

After nine seasons serving as the hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, including their victory in the 2005 World Series, it was announced on October 21, 2011 that Walker was hired by the Atlanta Braves to serve as their hitting coach for the 2012 season. Walker is filling the role vacated by the firing of Larry Parrish, the Braves' hitting coach in 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, Bruce (April 17, 1989). "Just Happy To Be Here". Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Walker hired as Braves hitting coach". AJC.com. 21 October 2011. 

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