Saturday, January 3, 2009

Greg Booker

Greg Booker is married to the former Kristi McKeon, daughter of Trader Jack McKeon. His own father-in-law once traded him away to the Twins.

Greg was drafted by the A's in the 32nd round of the 1978 draft but he did not sign. He was drafted by the Padres in the 10th round of the 1981 draft out of Elon University. He made his major league debut on September 11, 1983 against the Reds. He pitched for six and a half years for the Padres before his father in law traded him to the Twins for Freddie Toliver. He played a couple of games for the Twins and the Giants. He signed as a free agent with the Cubs but never pitched for them. He signed as a free agent with the Giants and pitched two games for them in 1990. I remember talking to him when he was playing for the Las Vegas Stars. I got the card signed through the mail when he was a coach with the Padres.

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