Christopher Verdell Singleton (born August 15, 1972) is a former American professional baseball outfielder and broadcaster. He played most of his career as a center fielder for six seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1999 to 2005). He played for the Chicago White Sox (1999- 2001), Baltimore Orioles ( 2002), Oakland Athletics ( 2003) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005). During his playing career, his listed height and weight were 6'2", 210 pounds. He batted and threw left-handed.
Baseball career Edit
Selected by the
Houston Astros in the 30th round (790th overall) of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft, Singleton opted to attend the University of Nevada. His stock rose considerably over the next three years, and he was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft. On November 11, 1997, he was traded by the Giants with pitcher Alberto Castillo to the New York Yankees for Charlie Hayes and cash. On December 8, 1998, the Yankees dealt him to the White Sox for minor leaguer Rich Pratt.
Upon reaching the majors in 1999, Singleton hit .300 with 17
home runs and 74 RBI, but his power numbers dropped precipitously each season thereafter. A highlight of his 1999 season was on July 6, when he hit for the cycle becoming the first White Sox player to hit for the cycle in 15 years. On January 29, 2002, he was traded by the White Sox to the Baltimore Orioles for Willie Harris.
Singleton had signed to play with the
Pittsburgh Pirates in 2004, but his contract was voided after he failed a physical exam. The team cited a pre-existing ear condition, which had initially been diagnosed as a simple infection, but ultimately proved to be something more serious. On January 21,  2005, he signed with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but was released on July 4 after just 59 at-bats.
Singleton trained at EVO Ultrafit in Phoenix, AZ throughout his career.
Broadcasting career Edit
Paired with play-by-play man and former major league pitcher
Ed Farmer, Singleton was the color commentator on Chicago White Sox radio broadcasts for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. However, on March 4, 2008, it was announced that he would be leaving that position to take on an analyst role with the ESPN television program . He was replaced by former Baseball Tonight Chicago Cubs television broadcaster Steve Stone. Singleton also became the lead game analyst for ESPN Radio's baseball coverage in 2011, teaming with play-by-play announcer Jon Sciambi to call as well as Sunday Night Baseball All-Star Game and postseason broadcasts for the network.
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