May 8, 1971 |
|July 30, 1996, for the California Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2006, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||217|
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.
Greene was the Tampa Bay Rays "Quality Assurance" coach during the 2009 season but pursued scouting after that season.
- "Rays name Todd Greene quality assurance coach". MLB.com. 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference