|BRAVES CASTOFF HAD SOME GOOD YEARS LEFT.|
|FORMED A NICE 1-2 WITH SCHILLING IN '93.|
DEFINING THE PLAYER
- Do not adjust your computer monitor, tablet or mobile device: This is a different shade of Greene covered in red. Tommy Greene follows #148 Willie Greene in the inaugural Finest lineup, and the two also share a bond: On July 4, 1997, Tommy gave up Willie's right-field upper-deck shot in the Astrodome, only the ninth ball to reach that level. That was Tommy's final major-league appearance in an eight-year career hampered by shoulder injuries in which he won only 38 games but threw a no-hitter despite walking seven.
- In his second start of the '91 season on May 23 after starting the year in the Phillies' bullpen, Greene no-hit the Expos at Olympic Stadium, striking out 10 and throwing 130 pitches. It was only his seventh victory of his three-year major-league career.
- Greene slotted into the No. 2 spot in the Phillies' rotation in '93 behind #10 Curt Schilling for the NL champs. He went 16-4 with a 3.42 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 200 innings. He had an ERA+ of 116. Fellow 16-game winner Schilling's ERA+ was 99.
FIVE FINAL FACTS
- Greene was a first-round pick by the Braves (14th overall) in the '85 draft.
- Was part of the deal in August '90 that sent Dale Murphy to the Phillies.
- Five days after no-hitting the Expos in '91, Greene shut them out on a three-hitter, walking none and striking out nine.
- The two dominating efforts against the Expos came in May during which he allowed only one earned run in 31 innings. He finished the '91 season 13-7 with a 3.38 ERA.
- Earned the win in Game 6 of the '93 NLCS, eliminating the Braves 6-3 by pitching seven innings and allowing the three runs on five hits.