Monday, August 15, 2011
Chris Green- 1984 Pirates
Chris Green played pro baseball from 1980-1987, spending some of 1984 with the Pirates! He sent me a great note recently!
He tells me about his very first major league game.
"It was against my hometown LA Dodgers". He comes in to the game to pitch to a lefty and strikes him out on three pitches! Catching for the Pirates was Tony Pena.
Chris knew that, after a his relief appearance, a pinch hitter would probably be batting. Well, Chris' teammates let him get a batting helmet and head on to the on deck circle. He had his bat ready!
When he looked back, he noticed that the entire team, including manager Chuck Tanner, was getting a big kick out of the situation!