Local baseball icon Todd Greene honored by Georgia Senate

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On Tuesday, the Georgia Senate took time to recognize the on-field and off the field accomplishments of former Evans High School and Georgia Southern standout Todd Greene.
 
With his family by his side, Greene’s extensive accomplishments were laid out in Senate Resolution 284.
 
A graduate of Evans High School, Greene was a part of the back-to-back state championship teams in 1988 and 1989. His No. 10 jersey is retired at the team’s field.
 
Greene went on to become a four-time All-American at Georgia Southern, setting new school records in nearly every offensive category. He became the first player in school history to have his number retired.
 
He was drafted by the California Angels in 1993, and enjoyed an extensive career in Major League Baseball, suiting up for eight teams over a span of 12 seasons.
 
Greene is still involved at the professional level, working as a scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
 
As he, and those honoring him pointed out, through it all, he never forgot how he got his start in the game, or where he came from.
I started from humble beginnings in Martinez, Ga, said Greene.
 
Grew up there.  Went to Evans High School.  I was very fortunate to have a high school coach who was like a second father to me. Held me accountable as I was growing up as I try to do now with the better players.  I don’t let them get away with anything, becuase that’s how I was brought up.  I was fortunate to have a mom and dad who trusted coaches to be hard on their little baby boy.  Went onto Georgia Southern where I was fortunate to play for one of the best college coaches in the history of the game, who also held me accountable and taught me how to play the game the right way, he continued.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LC 119 0298
S. R. 284
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Senate Resolution 284
By: Senators Anderson of the 24th, Beach of
the 21st, Stone of the 23rd, Black of the 8th,
Brass of the 28th and others
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing Todd Greene for his outstanding accomplishments in the sport of baseball; and
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for other purposes.
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WHEREAS, a resident of Alpharetta, Georgia, Todd Greene is a graduate of Evans High
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School, where his baseball teams won back-to-back state championships in 1988 and 1989;
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Todd graduated with his team having a 52 game winning streak, and his high school number,
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10, was retired; and
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WHEREAS, during his collegiate career at Georgia Southern University, Todd was a
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four-time All-American where he set school records for hits (311), home runs (88), RBIs
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(257), total bases (640), and slugging percentage (.709); his home run record is the third
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highest in NCAA history, and he became the first player in Georgia Southern history to have
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his uniform number, 20, retired; and
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WHEREAS, Todd was drafted in the twelfth round by the California Angels in 1993, played
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for the Angels from 1995 to 1999, and spent time with eight different organizations over 12
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seasons in the Major Leagues; he played w
ith the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000, the New York
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Yankees in 2001, the Texas Rangers from 2002 to 2003, the Colorado Rockies from 2004
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to 2005, and the San Francisco Giants in 2006; and
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WHEREAS, Todd made 255 career starts as a catcher, including a career-high 49 with the
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Rangers in 2003; he saw his most extens
ive action with the Angels in 1999 and set
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career-highs in doubles (20), home runs (14), and RBIs (42); and
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WHEREAS, he caught the ceremonial first pitch from President George W. Bush prior to
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Game 3 of the 2001 World Series; and
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WHEREAS, after a very successful playing career, Todd joined the San Diego Padres
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scouting department, where he worked as a professional scout; and
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