|Third baseman/ Second baseman|
July 13, 1964 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|1994, for the Boston Red Sox|
Jon Gregory Litton (born July 13, 1964 in New Orleans) is a former infielder-outfielder in Major League Baseball drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft. He played for the San Francisco Giants (1989-1992), Seattle Mariners (1993), and Boston Red Sox (1994).
Litton was a versatile utility man. The positions he played most often were second base, the outfield, and third base. He also played shortstop, first base, and catcher, and even made one appearance as a pitcher. His personal high for playing time was during the 1990 season, when he was in 93 games and made 220 plate appearances. Greg is now divorced and has 2 daughters who are Morgan who is 15 and Lauren who is 16.
Greg Litton currently is an inspirational speaker, a part-time jeweler, announces baseball games for the Blue Wahoo's (Pensacola Fl's minor league baseball team) over live television, and most recently taking on a career in the residential mortgage business.
- Litton holds the major league record for positions played during his career, having played all nine.
- batted .500 (3-for-6) in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics, including a two-run homer in Game # 4 off reliever Gene Nelson
- a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the 13th inning to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (October 4, 1992)
- eight 3-hit games, with the most impressive being two doubles and a home run against the Chicago Cubs (May 15, 1992)
- two doubles, good for four runs batted in, against the Kansas City Royals (September 16, 1993)
- hit a combined .417 (20-for-48) against All-Star pitchers Norm Charlton, Danny Jackson, Greg Maddux, and Frank Viola
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