Jim Greengrass

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Jim Greengrass
Born: (1927-10-24) October 24, 1927 (age 90)
Addison, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 1952, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1956, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 69
Runs batted in 282

James Raymond Greengrass (born October 24, 1927) is a former professional baseball player. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees at the age of 16. His minor league career spanned two years and included a failed attempt as a pitcher as well as two years of military duty. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1952 until 1956, for the Cincinnati Reds (known as the Redlegs for part of his tenure) and Philadelphia Phillies, primarily as an outfielder. His career was cut short because of phlebitis. Greengrass shares with Pop Dillon the record for the most doubles hit on the opening day of the Major League Baseball season, with four doubles for the Reds on the 13th of April, 1954.[1]


  1. ^ "Doubles Records: Game Records" Check |url= value (help). baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 3 April 2012. [permanent dead link]

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