Greg Booker

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Greg Booker
Pitcher
Born: (1960-06-22)June 22, 1960
Lynchburg, Virginia
Died: March 30, 2019(2019-03-30) (aged 58)
Elon, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1983, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
May 26, 1990, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record5–7
Earned run average3.89
Strikeouts119
Teams

Gregory Scott Booker (June 22, 1960 – March 30, 2019) was a professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in all or part of eight seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1983 until 1990. He also served as a coach for the San Diego Padres from 1997 until 2003, the first four years as bullpen coach, then a season-plus as pitching coach.[1] He was a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.[2]

Booker's wife, Kristi, was the daughter of long-time major league manager Jack McKeon[3] and his son Zach was a catcher in the minor leagues from 2007 until 2011.[4]

On June 29, 1989, McKeon, often called "Trader Jack", traded his own son-in-law to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher Freddie Toliver.[5]

He died of melanoma on March 30, 2019.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padres fire Booker as pitching coach[dead link]
  2. ^ mlb.com
  3. ^ NY Times article on Jack McKeon
  4. ^ http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=521009
  5. ^ Greg Booker page at Baseball Library
  6. ^ "Obituary for Gregory Scott Booker". Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

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