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Greg Walker resigns as White Sox hitting coach09/28/2011 1:15 PM ET
CHICAGO - Greg Walker has resigned his position as hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, effective at the end of the season.
Walker, who turns 52 on October 6, was named to his position on May 19, 2003, after serving in the same capacity at Class AAA Charlotte in 2002-03. He was part of the coaching staff that helped the White Sox win the 2005 World Series, ending an 88-season championship drought for the organization.
During his tenure, the White Sox ranked third in the major leagues with 1,789 home runs and 10th with 6,722 runs scored. Chicago hit a franchise-record 242 home runs in 2004 and led the major leagues with 236 in 2008.
In eight full seasons under Walker's direction, Paul Konerko hit 30 or more home runs six times and 40 home runs twice, and drove in 100-plus runs five times.
Walker spent nine seasons in the major leagues as a player with the White Sox (1982-90) and Baltimore (1990), batting .260 (746-2,864) with 113 home runs and 444 RBI. He hit 20-plus home runs in a season three times with the Sox and twice drove in more than 90 runs.
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