April 6, 1967 |
Lumberton, North Carolina
|September 10, 1989, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 4, 1997, for the Houston Astros|
|Earned run average||4.14|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ira Thomas (Tommy) Greene (born April 6, 1967), is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched from 1989 to 1995 and 1997. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. Greene is currently a post-game studio analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Greene played baseball at Whiteville High School in North Carolina where he was teammates with Patrick Lennon and won a state championship. As a sophomore he had a 10-0 record and hit .350. As a senior he hit .490, recorded a 0.07 earned run average and struck out 270 batters in 124 innings. He threw nine total no-hitters in high school.
On May 23, 1991, Greene threw a no-hitter for the Phillies against the Montreal Expos. He struck out 10 batters and walked 7. Greene was starting for only the second time in the season and 15th time in his major league career. Greene was pitching in place of Danny Cox who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start. Greene became the first visiting pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in Montreal's history as the Phillies defeated the Expos, 2-0 before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833.
The next year in 1992, tendonitis in his arm and shoulder caused him to miss 3½ months of the season, he appeared in only 13 games.
His best year as a pitcher was in 1993 as a member of the Phillies. He had a record of 16-4, tied with Curt Schilling for the most wins with that club. During that same season, he started Game 4 of the 1993 World Series for the Phillies against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Greene remained in baseball for a few more years, splitting season between the Majors and the minors as he tried to get his ailing shoulder into shape. Unfortunately for Greene his shoulder never completely healed. Greene started only 19 games in the big leagues from the 1994 season until he left the game in 1997.
Greene is currently the GM of the Southern Collegiate baseball team, the Monroe Channel Cats, and also maintains a real estate business.
- Carree, Chuck (June 1, 2005). "Baseball Town USA". Wilmington Star News. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- Murray Chass (1991-05-24). "BASEBALL; From Sub to Sublime: No-Hitter for Phillies' Greene". New York Times.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
May 23, 1991
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, & Gregg Olson