Chris Widger's baseball career has come full circle.
The Wilmington-born former Major Leaguer has been named the new manager of the 2019 Carolina League Champion Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Widger, who grew up in Pennsville, New Jersey, but was born in a Wilmington hospital, claimed his third professional baseball managerial position.
The 10-year Major League catcher holds a World Series ring as part of the 2005 Chicago White Sox, one of the six franchises he hit combined 55 for during his stint in the Majors.
The 47-year-old spent 3 years with the Blue Rocks as bench coach before guiding the Rookie League Burlington Royals to a winning record in 2019. He also led the Camden Riversharks in 2015.
Widger replaces Scott Thorman, who was promoted to lead the Royals's Double-A affiliate in Northwest Arkansas after the Rocks won the Carolina League Championship.
SPORTS EDITORS NOTE: The original version implied that Chris Widger lived in Delaware for an extended period of time before moving to Pennsville, that is inaccurate. He was born in a Delaware hospital, then returned back to New Jersey. We apologize for the error.