Todd Greene

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Todd Greene
Catcher
Born: (1971-05-08) May 8, 1971 (age 43)
Augusta, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 30, 1996 for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Batting average .252
Home runs 71
Runs batted in 217
Teams

Todd Anthony Greene (born May 8, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. In an 11 year career, he played for the Anaheim Angels (1996-2000), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), New York Yankees (2001), Texas Rangers (2002-2003), Colorado Rockies (2004-2005), and San Francisco Giants (2006). He batted and threw right-handed.

Greene was born in Augusta, Georgia, and attended Evans High School in Evans, GA and went on to attend Georgia Southern University. While playing for the Eagles, he was named the TAAC Player of the Year in 1990.

On October 30, 2001, in Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, he caught the first pitch thrown by President George W. Bush in only the second instance of a sitting President throwing the first pitch of the World Series.

On May 4, 2006, in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Greene was seriously injured in a home-plate collision with Brewers' first baseman Prince Fielder. While Greene continued to play for the rest of the season, his shoulder had suffered serious structural damage. During spring training the next season, while with the San Diego Padres, Greene tore two muscles in his weakened rotator cuff while attempting a throw to second base. He never returned to the majors following the injury.[1]

In 2008, he was a scout for the San Diego Padres. In January 2009, he was named a quality assurance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays.[2]

On August 19, 1997 Todd Greene accomplished a rare feat by being one of the only position players in history to be struck out by a position player. He was struck out by Wade Boggs.[3]

Greene was the Tampa Bay Rays "Quality Assurance" coach during the 2009 season but was fired after the season.

On November 23, 2009, Greene joined the Seattle Mariners as a Major League scout. In 2013 he held a similar post, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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