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Catching up With The Bucks

This week’s Catching up With The Bucks highlights Travis Hinton who played for the Bucks during the 2000 season.  Hinton was born in Phoenix, Arizona and played high school ball at Desert Vista High School before attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Hinton was primarily a first baseman, but platooned in the outfield occasionally as well.  Hinton stands 6’1" and weighs 210lbs while batting and throwing left handed. 

While with the Bucks, Hinton appeared in 22 games in the 2000 season.  At the plate, Travis had a .169 batting average with 3 doubles, 3 runs batted in, and 5 walks.  

After playing for the Bucks, Hinton was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2001 Amateur Draft (13th Round, #388th overall).  The Brewers put Hinton on their rookie team–the Ogden Raptors–where he played in 69 games in the 2001 season. In 2002, Hinton was place on the Beloit Snappers of the single A where he had played his first full season.  Hinton played a total of 5 season within the minors, posting his best year in 2004 when he played for the High Desert Mavericks of the single A, where he won the California League All-Star 1B.  

In his last season in 2005, Hinton played for the Winston-Salem Warthogs where he played a total of 112 games for the Chicago White Sox minor league system.  At the end of the season, he decided to hang up the glove, and call it a career.  

In the minors, Hinton had played in 497 games with a .267 batting average, 122 doubles, 7 triples, 56 home runs, 277 runs batted in, and 10 stolen bases. 

Travis will always be recognized as a Waterloo Buck, and we wish him the best as he continues his future endeavors, wherever he may be.