Casey Fletcher is Family’s Third-Generation Player at Illinois

Casey Fletcher is one of the top hitters on the University of Illinois baseball team this year.  He is the third generation of the Fletcher to play there.  His father, Darrin, was one of the better players in Illini history and went on to play for fourteen seasons in the major leagues from 1989 to 2002.  His grandfather, Tom Fletcher, pitched at Illinois before going on to play professional baseball for six seasons, getting one appearance for the big league Detroit Tigers in 1962.

If Casey manages to eventually play professional baseball, he would become the fourth generation of his family to do so, since his great grandfather, Glen Fletcher, pitched for ten seasons in the minors during 1937 and 1948.

Read more about Casey Fletcher at the link below from The Daily Journal:

http://www.daily-journal.com/sports/national/college-baseball-fletcher-family-affair-with-illini-baseball/article_93d494d6-e7ad-5d15-aeda-70f328ac44b9.html

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