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Encyclopedia > Chris Widger
Chris Widger
Chicago White Sox — No. 36
Catcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 23, 1995 for the Seattle Mariners
Selected MLB statistics (through July 2, 2006)
Batting average     .241
hits     433
Home runs     55
Former teams

    Christopher "Chris" Jon Widger (born May 21, 1971 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a catcher for the Chicago White Sox. A third round pick in 1992, Widger has played for the Seattle Mariners (1995-1996, 2000), Montréal Expos (Now Washington Nationals) (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2002), St. Louis Cardinals (2003), and Chicago White Sox (2005-present). He is currently the backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox behind A.J. Pierzynski. The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175 th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... Les Expos de Montréal (The Montreal Expos) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1976-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) National League (1876-1877) National Association (1875) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Flag Seal Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Location Coordinates , Government County New Castle County incorporated 1739 Mayor James M. Baker (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark U.S. Cellular Field (1991-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... The Montreal Expos were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark RFK Stadium (2005-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None East Division titles (1) 1981 Wild card berths (0) None The Washington Nationals (nicknamed The Nats) are a Major League... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Current uniform Ballpark Yankee Stadium (1976-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) National League (1876-1877) National Association (1875) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) Current uniform Ballpark U.S. Cellular Field (1991-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2... Anthony John Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ...


    Widger has 9 years of MLB service. After playing all of the 2004 season in the minors, Widger made the Chicago White Sox as a backup. He usually plays catcher, but has played at 1st base, 3rd base, and in the outfield once. He is a graduate of George Mason University and Pennsville Memorial High School, Pennsville, NJ. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. ... George Mason University, GMU, or Mason is a Public University in the United States. ... Pennsville Township highlighted in Salem County. ...


    External links

    • Baseball Reference

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    Chris Widger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (143 words)
    Christopher "Chris" Jon Widger (born May 21, 1971 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a catcher for the Chicago White Sox.
    After being a third round pick in 1992 Widger has played for the Seattle Mariners (1995-1996, 2000), Montréal Expos (Now Washington Nationals) (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2002), and St.
    Widger has had 9 years of MLB service.
    KFFL - Chris Widger, C, Chicago White Sox (1076 words)
    Louis Cardinals C Chris Widger (neck) was hit on the neck by a throw and felt some numbness in his hands Thursday, March 18.
    Louis Cardinals C Chris Widger (thumb) is ready to come off the disabled list, but the Cardinals would rather carry 12 pitchers rather than three catchers and he's stated that he might not accept a minor league assignment.
    Chris Widger is currently the backup catcher behind Jorge Posada, and Yankees manager Joe Torre said "it's a competition, but you have to remember we really have to feel certain Flaherty is the right fit because of the roster".
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