Braden Looper was born October 28, 1974, in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Looper attended Magnum High School in Magnum, Oklahoma, and after graduation, attended Wichita State University. Looper was named an All-American in baseball in 1996, and competed in the Olympics in Atlanta to help bring home the bronze medal. In 1998 Looper was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, and made his major league debut on March 31, 1998. From 1999 to 2003, Looper played for the Florida Marlins, and went to the New York Mets from 2004 to 2005. From 2006 to 2008 Looper played for the Cardinals again before retiring with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. Looper was a part of the World Series Championship team twice in 2003 and 2006.
Entry: Looper, Braden
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Date Created: July 2012
Date Modified: July 2016
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