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Encyclopedia > Mike Greenwell

Michael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985-1996). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. Greenie finished second in the AL MVP voting in 1988, losing out to Jose Canseco, who pulled off the first 40 home run, 40 stolen base season in baseball history. Greenwell hit .325 with 22 HR and 119 RBI in 1988, setting career highs in all three categories. July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Louisville redirects here; for other uses, see Louisville (disambiguation). ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... People who are left-handed are more dextrous with their left hand than with their right hand: they will probably also use their left hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... José Canseco Capas, Jr. ...

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Career

In a 12-season career, Greenwell was a .303 hitter with 130 home runs and 726 RBI in 1269 games. In the postseason, he hit .146 (7-for-48) with one home run and three RBI in 17 games. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ...


Throughout his Red Sox career, Greenwell suffered under the weight of lofty expectations for a Boston left fielder, as since 1940 the position had been occupied by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice – all MVP winners and regular triple crown candidates. Although his play rarely reached the level of his predecessors, he provided a solid and reliable presence in the team's lineup for several seasons. See also: 1939 in sports, other events of 1940, 1941 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service as a Marine Corps pilot, with the Boston Red Sox. ... Carl Yaz Yastrzemski Carl Michael Yastrzemski (pronounced yah-STREM-skee) (born August 22, 1939 in Southampton, New York, United States) was a Major League Baseball player of Polish origin. ... James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. ... The batting order, in baseball, is the sequence in which the nine members of the offensive lineup take their turns in batting against the pitcher. ...


Greenwell went on to sign what was the most lucrative contract in Nippon Professional Baseball league history at the time, but he struggled with injuries and left the country after only playing six games with the Hanshin Tigers. Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Hanshin Tigers ) are a popular Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, which are in the Central League. ...


Highlights

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Racing Career

Upon his retirement from baseball, Greenwell began driving Late model stock cars. In May 2006 he will make his Craftsman Truck Series debut at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway for Green Light Racing. NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series logo The Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Mansfield Motorsports Speedway is a half-mile automobile race track located just north of Mansfield, Ohio. ... Green Light Racing is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. ...


Fact

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From the news

Greenwell was the runner-up to José Canseco in the 1988 American League MVP voting, and now that Canseco is a complete punk and has admitted steroid use, Greenwell feels that award is rightfully his. José Canseco Capas, Jr. ... A steroid is a lipid characterized by a carbon skeleton with four fused rings. ...


In 1988, Greenwell hit .325 with 22 home runs, 119 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Canseco hit .307 with 42 HRs, 124 RBI and 40 steals, becoming baseball's first 40-40 man. Canseco's unprecedented season garnered him 392 votes. Greenwell received 242, and third-place finisher Kirby Puckett got 219. The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ...


"Every time you renegotiate a contract, if you're an MVP, you have a different level of bargaining power. But in honesty, I don't care about the money. I respect what Jose did in the game. I don't respect that [he used steroids], but I do understand how these guys get caught up in it. There is so much pressure to perform that guys are willing to do anything to stay on top," Greenwell said. For more about it, see: Boston Herald.


Greenwell established Greenwell's Bat-A-Ball and Family Fun Park after returning to Florida from his brief career as a ballplayer in Japan.


Greenwell recently has enjoyed a second sporting carrer in motorsports, driving late model speedway cars and will make his Craftsman Truck Series driving debut in the May 27 Mansfield 250 at Mansfield Motor Speedway.


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physics - Mike Greenwell (325 words)
Michael Lewis Greenwell (born July 18, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox (1985-96).
Throughout his Red Sox career, Greenwell suffered under the weight of lofty expectations for a Boston left fielder, as since 1940 the position had been occupied by Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice – all MVP winners and regular triple crown candidates.
Greenwell was the runner-up to José Canseco in the 1988 American League MVP voting, and now that Canseco has admitted steroid use, Greenwell feels that award is rightfully his.
Greenwell Gets (Long) Shot at Hall of Fame (690 words)
Former Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell was among 11 first-time candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot mailed to voters on November 29 by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Greenwell is one of only 11 players in the history of the Red Sox to have played ten or more years in the major leagues, exclusively with Boston.
Greenwell briefly returned to baseball in 2001, wearing his familiar #39, as the batting coach for the Cincinnati Reds AA affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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