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Chris Turner

Baseball player

Christopher Wan Turner (born March 23, 1969, in Bowling Green, Kentucky) is a former Major League Baseball player. He is an alumnus of Western Kentucky University. Turner played eight seasons in the major leagues for four separate teams. He was primarily used as a backup catcher, but also played some first base, right field, left field, and saw time as a designated hitter. Drafted by the California Angels in the 7th round of the 1991 MLB amateur draft, Turner would make his Major League Baseball debut with them on August 27, 1993. He played in 25 games that year as a backup catcher and hit .280 with one home run and 13 runs batted in, his best season. In 1994, he played in a career-high 58 games and hit .242 with one home run and 12 runs batted in before the strike cancelled the remainder of the season in August. In 1995 he played in just five games, going 1-for-10 with an RBI. The next season, he played in four games, going 1 for 5 with an RBI and a walk. In 1997, he played in 13 games, going 6-for-23 with a homer and two runs batted in. On October 10, 1997, he was granted free agency. He signed with the Twins on December 5 1997, but was released on April 20, 1998. Turner signed  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1969-03-23
Place of birth
Bowling Green
Profession
Baseball player

Education

Institution From To
Western Kentucky University

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

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