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August 28, 1964 |
|NFL draft||1986 / Round: 8 / Pick 220|
|1986–1987||New England Patriots|
|1987||Los Angeles Rams|
Gregory James Baty (born August 28, 1964 in Hastings, Michigan) is a former American football tight end, who played eight seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Stanford University.
In the NFL, Baty was selected by the New England Patriots in the eighth round in 1986. However, after being a representative for the players' union during the 1987 players' strike, he was repeatedly picked up but waived by several teams, including the Los Angeles Rams, the Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, before having a longer tenure with the Miami Dolphins.
His wife, Kathleen Gallagher Baty, was kidnapped by Lawrence Stagner, a former high school acquaintance, in Menlo Park, California, in May 1990. Through a surprise call from her mother, Kathleen Baty was able to alert the police before her kidnapper was able to take her away from her home. She was promptly rescued and Stagner arrested. Her case was one of several which led to the passage of anti-stalking laws in California. The incident was shown on an episode of Rescue 911.
- Greene, Jerry (20 October 1991). "Dolphins' Baty and wife living on time borrowed from stalker". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
- Wallace, William N. "Two Giants Receivers Dodge Major Injuries", The New York Times, October 24, 1989. Accessed June 28, 2011. "Baty, who could not beat out Cross for a job, was later cut by Tampa Bay, and now lives in Sparta, N.J."
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