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Ben Grieve from the Chronology
Jan 8, 2001 - In a 3-way deal the Royals obtain catcher A.J. Hinch OF Angel Berroa and cash from the A's and P Roberto Hernandez from the Devil Rays; the A's receive P Cory Lidle from the Devil Rays and OF Johnny Damon IF Mark Ellis and a player to be named from the Royals; and the Devil Rays receive OF Ben Grieve and a player to be named from the A's.
Nov 3, 1998 - Ben Grieve Oakland outfielder is named the AL Rookie of the Year. Grieve in the lineup since Opening Day hit .288.
Apr 29, 1998 - Oakland rookie OF Ben Grieve gets 5 hits in the Athletics' 11-4 win over Cleveland. He scores 4 runs in the contest while knocking in a pair.
Sep 3, 1997 - A's blue chip rookie Ben Grieve debuts with a club-record-tying 3 doubles for 5 RBIs in a 12-3 win over the Giants. Grieve had 136 ribbies in 127 minor league games. Brad Rigby wins his first ML game while the loss leaves the Giants 1 1/2 games behind the Dodgers.
Jun 2, 1994 - The NY Mets select Florida State P Paul Wilson with the first pick in the amateur draft. OF Ben Grieve is selected 2nd by the Oakland Athletics. The Brewers Sal Bando‚ a former ASU third baseman‚ picks another ASU 3rd sacker‚ Antone Williamson‚ with Milwaukee's the 4th pick overall. The Brewers do find a good 5th round pick in Steve Woodard. The Marlins use the 5th overall on Josh Booty‚ rated the top high school QB in the nation. Booty will sign with the Fish for $1.6 million‚ hit .198 in 4 years in the minors‚ have a cup of coffee with the Marlins‚ and return to college football. The Dodgers pick Paul Konerko with the 13th overall pick‚ while Carlton Loewer is taken by the Phils with the 23rd pick. The Royals take Jose Rosado on the 12th round. Boston ends up with the best draft‚ taking Nomar Garciaparra (1st round‚ 12th pick)‚ Brian Rose (3rd round)‚ Brian Barkley (5th)‚ Damien Sapp (10th)‚ Donie Sadler (11th)‚ and Carl Pavano (18th). The Twins pick Corey Koskie on the 26th round. On a draft-and-follow‚ the Cubs take Kyle Farnsworth on the 47th round.