We say happy birthday to Rusty Greer who was born in Arkansas on this day in 1969.
He played his first game back in May 1994. I don't think that the Rangers expected Rusty to blossom into the major league that he became: .305 career batting average, 1,166 hits in 1,027 games!
From 1996 to 1999, a four year span, Rusty hit .332, .321, .306 and .300. He drove in 396 RBI over those four seasons. The Rangers won the AL West in 3 of those years.
Unfortunately, injuries caught up with Rusty's aggressive style. He retired after the 2002 season. Can you imagine what his numbers would have looked like if he had played 15 seasons?
Rusty is one of my all time favorite players and continues to work with the organization.
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