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Zach Booker

Zach Booker 52 C

Norfolk Tides

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Zachary Scott Booker
  • Age: 29 (April 24, 1985)
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 220
  • School: Elon
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Zach Booker Career Stats

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Zach Booker Awards and Honors

Zach Booker  52 C

  • Full Name: Zachary Scott Booker
  • Born: April 24, 1985
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: San Diego, CA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 220
  • School: Elon

2014: Did not appear in a game, as he spent the majority of the season on Norfolk's disabled list...Spent majority of the season with Tides as a bullpen catcher...Was active for three contests (May 28-30). 
2013: Did not appear in a game, as he spent the majority of the season on Norfolk's disabled list...Spent majority of the season with Tides as a bullpen catcher. 
2012: Did not appear in a game...Spent majority of season on Norfolk's disabled list...Was active for four contests (June 23- June 26). 
2011: Spent majority of the season as an extra catcher on Norfolk's roster.  
2010: Appeared in one game with Double-A Bowie...Spent majority of the season on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury.
2009: Appeared in four games between Norfolk and Aberdeen, going hitless in 10 at-bats. 
2008: Hit .227 in 31 games for Class-A Mahoning Valley in the Indians organization...Belted first professional home run on June 25 at Auburn...Had a five-game hitting streak from July 29 to August 8. 
2007: Hit .298 in 17 games for the GCL Nationals...Doubled in his first professional game, June 20 against the GCL Cardinals... Hit .364 (4-for-11) against left-handed pitching. 
PERSONAL: Zachary Scott Booker was signed by the Orioles as a free agent on November 9, 2009... Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Washington Nationals on June 13, 2007...Attended UNC-Wilmington (3 years) and Elon University (1 year), where he played first base and pitched...Attended Western Alamance High School in Elon, NC...His father, Greg, pitched in 161 games over parts of eight seasons with the San Diego Padres, Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants from 1983-1990...Greg enters 2015 as a scout with the Los Angeles Dodgers...Zach's grandfather (and Greg's father-in-law) is Jack McKeon, who complied a 1,051-990 record over 16 seasons as a manager with the Royals, Athletics, Padres, Reds and Marlins...McKeon was the manager of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins...During the 1989 season, McKeon (managing the Reds) traded his son-in-law (Greg Booker) to the Twins for pitcher Freddie Toliver.