Mike Greenwell

Mike Greenwell
MIke Greenwell Red Sox.jpg
Left fielder
Born: (1963-07-18) July 18, 1963 (age 58)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 5, 1985, for the Boston Red Sox
NPB: May 3, 1997, for the Hanshin Tigers
Last appearance
MLB: September 28, 1996, for the Boston Red Sox
NPB: May 11, 1997, for the Hanshin Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average.303
Home runs130
Runs batted in726
NPB statistics
Batting average.231
Home runs0
Runs batted in5
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Michael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played his entire MLB career with the Boston Red Sox (1985–1996). He played a few games for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan (1997), before retiring. Greenwell was nicknamed "The Gator." He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.[1] He was fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in 1987. Greenwell was a leading contender for the American League MVP award in 1988, but lost to Jose Canseco, who had the first 40 home run, 40 stolen base season in baseball history. Greenwell hit .325 with 22 home runs and 119 RBIs in 1988, setting career highs in all three categories.

  1. ^ "Sortable Player Stats". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 27 July 2017.

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