Chris Turner

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Christopher Wan Turner

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Chris Turner had eight years in the major leagues, although he only once had over 100 at-bats in a season.

He signed with the California Angels after being drafted in the 7th round in the 1991 amateur draft. He spent a couple of years in Single A ball, and then in 1993 hit .276/~.386/.367 for the Vancouver Canadians of the Pacific Coast League. He came up to the Angels for 75 at-bats, hitting .280.

The next year, in 1994, he had 149 at-bats, playing more catcher than any of the four catchers who appeared with the Angels that year. He hit .242.

In 1995 and 1996 he spent most of each season with Vancouver, hitting around .260 each year while hitting some doubles but few home runs. He played a handful of games with the Angels both years.

In 1999 and 2000 he was in the International League part of each season, first with the Cleveland Indians organization and then with the New York Yankees organization, and hit .273 both times. He again played briefly in the majors both seasons. He did not appear in the 2000 World Series with the Yankees, but he earned a share of the glory by appearing in 37 games with them. He was the backup behind Jorge Posada.

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