Monday, January 5, 2009

Bret Boone

On August 19, 1992 Bret Boone became the first third generation major league baseball player, he is the son of Bob Boone and the Grandson of Ray Boone. His brother is Aaron Boone, who has played in the majors for the last 11 years.

Bret Boone was drafted by the Twins in the 25th round in 1987, but did not sign. Three years later, in 1990, he was drafted by the Mariners in the 5th round. In November of '93 he was traded to the Reds with Erik Hanson for Dan Wilson and Bobby Ayala. In 1998 he was traded to Atlanta with Mike Remingler for Rob Bell, Denny Neagle and Michael Tucker. Just before Christmas of 1999 Ryan Klesko, Jason Shiell and Bret were traded to the Padres for Wally Joyner, Reggie Sanders and Quilvio Veras. Booney played one season in San Diego, playing in 127 games, hitting .251 in 463 at bats with 19 home runs. In 2000 he signed as a free agent with the M's and signed in 2001 with Seattle as a free agent. He played 4 more seasons with the Mariners before being sent to the Twins as part of a conditional deal on July 11, 2005 and on the 31st of July of 2005 he was released by the Twins. He retired then and then played some minor league ball and in 2008 he was signed by the Washington Nationals, played in their minor league system and a little bit in the majors before being sent back down and retiring again. He had a pretty decent career between 1992 and 2005, winning 2 Silver Sluggers and 4 Gold Gloves and playing in 3 All Star Games. I got this signed through the mail when he was with the Mariners.

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