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Christopher Bourjos (born October 16, 1954) is an American former professional baseball player who played part of one season for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has worked as an Arizona-based scout.

Chris Bourjos
Born: (1954-10-16) October 16, 1954 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 31, 1980, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1980, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.227
Home runs1
Runs batted in2

Playing careerEdit

Bourjos attended Northern Illinois University, where he played baseball for the Huskies in 1975 and 1976.[1] He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Giants on March 26, 1977, and was called up by the Giants late in the 1980 season after playing four years in the minor leagues.

Bourjos was traded by the Giants with Bob Knepper to the Houston Astros in exchange for Enos Cabell December 8, 1980, and by the Astros with cash to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Kiko Garcia April 1, 1981, but didn't play for either the Astros or Orioles. He returned to the minor leagues, his last season being with Portland (PCL) in 1983.[2]

Scouting careerEdit

After his retirement as an active player, Bourjos served as a baseball scout with the Toronto Blue Jays from 1984 to 2002. He had a major role in the ballclub's selection of Roy Halladay with the 17th overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft.[3] He joined the Milwaukee Brewers in a similar capacity on November 7, 2003.[4] He scouted for the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 and 2011,[5] joining the San Diego Padres in 2012.[6]


He is a nephew of former Cleveland Indians catcher Otto Denning[7] and the father of Peter Bourjos, an outfielder who is currently in the Los Angeles Angels organization.


  1. ^ NIU baseball players at
  2. ^ Chris Bourjos minor league stats
  3. ^ Elliott, Bob, October 15, 2010, "Roy Halladay: Birth of a legend", Toronto Sun, accessed November 22, 2013
  4. ^ Milwaukee Brewers Transactions, November 2003 –
  5. ^ Seidel, Jeff, August 4, 2010, "Bourjos faces father's team in Majors debut",, accessed November 22, 2013
  6. ^ Brock, Corey, February 22, 2012, "Spring gives Padres scout chance to watch son",, accessed November 22, 2013
  7. ^ Chris Bourjos at Baseball-Reference

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