OF-C 1957-63 Cardinals , Orioles, Senators, Indians, Reds
the scouts, the strong-armed outfielder had to ask for a tryout in
1952. Green took up catching, but sat on the bench most of his short career. "If
baseball ever adopted the two platoon system," he once quipped, "I'd get $50,000:
25 for hitting, and 25 for sitting."
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» June 27, 1961: Gene Green, Willie Tasby, and Dale Long hit consecutive home runs for the Senators, as they trim Cleveland 8–5.
» August 12, 1961: At Griffith Stadium, Roger Maris belts his 43rd homer, off Dick Donovan, but its New York's only score as they lose, 5–1, the Yanks first loss in 10 games. For Washington it is their first win in eight games. Gene Green's pinch grand slam off Luis Arroyo is the big blow for the Nats.
» October 5, 1961:
The Indians trade CF Jim Piersall to Washington for P Dick Donovan, OF Gene Green, and IF Jim Mahoney. Donovan will respond will 20 wins and lead the American League in shutouts with 5.
» July 1, 1962:
The White Sox drop Cleveland to 3rd place while winning a pair 5–4 and 7–6. In the 2nd game they also set a major-league record with three run-scoring sacrifice flies in the 5th inning when they score six runs. Indian RF Gene Green makes the first put out of the 6th inning, but then muffs two other fly balls, both of which are credited as sacrifice flies, the scorer assuming the runners on 3rd could have scored anyway.