Keith Michael Ginter (born May 5, 1976 in Norwalk, California) is an American major league baseball infielder who currently plays in the Boston Red Sox organization. Ginter is a graduate of Fullerton High School in Fulleron, California. He has one daughter, Maya, with his wife Annette.
Ginter was drafted by the Houston Astros in 10th Round of 1998 amateur entry draft and began his professional career playing for the Auburn Doubledays of the New York - Penn League and made his first major league appearance playing for the Astros on September 20, 2000.
In September 2002, Ginter was traded along with Wayne Franklin to Milwaukee Brewers for Mark Loretta and cash. Ginter played for the Brewers until December 2004 when he was traded to the Oakland Athletics for Nelson Cruz and Justin Lehr. During the 2004 season, Ginter had been named National League Player of the Week.
Spring training incidentEdit
In Spring Training of 2000, Ginter and five teammates from the Houston Astros organization were in a players hotel room with a female guest when two gunmen burst in, tied them up and robbed them. The gunmen then went to the next room where Aaron Miles, who is now with the St. Louis Cardinals, wrestled one of the them to the ground while the other one fled. The other players involved were Morgan Ensberg, Derrek Nicholson, Mike Rose, and Eric Cole.
- ↑ Keith Ginter 11 3B. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
- ↑ Seeking second base help, A's land Ginter. ESPN (2004-12-15). Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
- ↑ Brewers IF Ginter named NL Player of the Week. ESPN (2004-10-06). Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
- ↑ MLB Transactions: March 2008. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
- ↑ Mark Feinsand (2008-02-28). Life bats first for Morgan Ensberg. Daily News. Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
- ↑ 5 Astros robbed in hotel room. The Topeka Capital-Journal (2000-03-13). Retrieved on 2008-03-25.
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