George Greer (baseball)

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George Greer
George Greer (baseball), Sept 18, 2018.jpg
Greer in 2018
Coach
Born: (1946-10-18) October 18, 1946 (age 72)
Westerly, Rhode Island
Bats: Left Throws: Right

George Edward Greer (born October 18, 1946) is a former American professional baseball coach for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball. He was also a right fielder in the 1967 Pan American Games in which the United States won the gold medal.

Greer played college baseball for the Connecticut Huskies and was selected by the Cardinals in the 1968 Major League Baseball draft.[1] He served as the coach of the Davidson Wildcats from 1982 to 1987 and for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from 1988 to 2004. With Wake Forest, he had a 608-382-4 win-loss record. He joined the New York Mets organization as a minor league manager.[2][3] He joined the Cardinals as a minor league baseball coach in 2015.[1][4] He was promoted to the major league coaching staff on July 15, 2018.[5]

Greer's wife, Becky, served as the superintendent of public schools in Radford, Virginia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Former Wake Forest baseball coach Greer lands job with St. Louis Cardinals | Winston-Salem State Baseball". journalnow.com. May 26, 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.journalnow.com/sports/wfu/baseball/for-hitting-coach-greer-timing-is-everything/article_2d3fee10-219b-5983-bdba-62362e2ade77.html
  3. ^ Hansen, Scott (June 12, 2013). "Former Brooklyn Cyclones managers Wally Backman and George Greer tasked with righting Ike Davis • Brooklyn Paper". Brooklynpaper.com. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Sports/2015/07/24/Greer-adapting-to-role-in-Cardinals-organization
  5. ^ Post-Dispatch store. "Matheny out: Cardinals chairman DeWitt says 'it was time for a fresh voice' | Cardinal Beat". stltoday.com. Retrieved July 15, 2018.

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