Greg Litton


Greg Litton

Jon Gregory Litton (born July 13, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former infielder-outfielder in Major League Baseball drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1st round (10th pick) of the by|1984 amateur draft. He played for the San Francisco Giants (by|1989-by|1992), Seattle Mariners (by|1993), and Boston Red Sox (by|1994).

Litton was a versatile utility man. The positions he played most often were second base, the outfield, and third base. He also played shortstop, first base, and catcher, and even made one appearance as a pitcher. His personal high for playing time was during the by|1990 season, when he was in 93 games and made 220 plate appearances.

Career highlights

*batted .500 (3-for-6) in the 1989 World Series against the Oakland Athletics, including a two-run homer in Game # 4 off reliever Gene Nelson
*a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the 13th inning to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (October 4, 1992)
*eight 3-hit games, with the most impressive being two doubles and a home run against the Chicago Cubs (May 15, 1992)
*two doubles, good for four runs batted in, against the Kansas City Royals (September 16, 1993)
*hit a combined .417 (20-for-48) against All-Star pitchers Norm Charlton, Danny Jackson, Greg Maddux, and Frank Viola

He finished his career with a lifetime batting average of .241, 13 HR, 97 RBI, and 78 runs scored in 374 ballgames.

External links

*baseball-reference|id=l/littogr01
* [http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/Plittg001.htm Retrosheet]


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