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Buddy Groom

Full Name: Wedsel Gary Groom
Born: 07/10/1965
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Height: 6'2" Weight: 205
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
College: Mary Hardin-Baylor, TX
MLB Debut: 06/20/1992

Graduated from Red Oak (Texas) HS in suburban Dallas, where he was an all-district selection as an outfielder his senior year...Also played football, basketball and golf...Attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and majored in management...Originally drafted by the White Sox and signed by Lou Snipp...Works with elementary school students on drug prevention and also works with homeless shelters...Married to Angela (2/3/90) and they have five children: daughter Brenna (10/15/93), sons Evan (5/11/95), Aaron (3/20/97) and Wyatt (2/10/00), and daughter Lexi (2/21/02)...They reside in Red Oak, TX during the off season...In ceremonies on May 20, 2000, while the Orioles were playing at Texas, Red Oak HS, his alma mater, dedicated its baseball field as Buddy Groom Field.
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