Tommy Greene

Tommy Greene

Tommy Greene
Pitcher
Born: (1967-04-06) April 6, 1967 (age 47)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1989 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 1997 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
Record 38-25
Earned run average 4.14
Strikeouts 461
Teams

Career highlights and awards

  • Threw no-hitter on May 23, 1991 versus the Montreal Expos

Ira Thomas (Tommy) Greene (born April 6, 1967 in Lumberton, North Carolina), is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched from 1989 to 1995 and 1997. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros.

Pro career

On May 23, 1991, Greene threw a no-hitter for the Phillies against the Montreal Expos. He struck out 10 batters and walked 7. Greene was starting for only the second time in the season and 15th time in his major league career. Greene was pitching in place of Danny Cox who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start. Greene became the first visiting pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in Montreal's history as the Phillies defeated the Expos, 2-0 before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833.[1]

The next year in 1992, tendonitis in his arm and shoulder caused him to miss 3½ months of the season, he appeared in only 13 games.

His best year as a pitcher was in 1993 as a member of the Phillies. He had a record of 16-4, tied with Curt Schilling for the most wins with that club. During that same season, he started Game 4 of the 1993 World Series for the Phillies against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Greene remained in baseball for few more years, splitting season between the Majors and the minors as he tried to get his ailing shoulder into shape. Unfortunately for Greene his shoulder never completely healed. Greene started only 19 games in the big leagues from the 1994 season until he left the game in 1997.

Greene is currently the GM of the Southern Collegiate baseball team, the Monroe Channel Cats, and also maintains a real estate business.

See also

Notes

http://www.addictsports.com/baseball/archive/t-3160.html

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube
Preceded by
Nolan Ryan
No-hitter pitcher
May 23, 1991
Succeeded by
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, & Gregg Olson

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