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Tom Grieve

Tom Grieve, right, alongside fellow Rangers commentator Josh Lewin
Born: March 4, 1948 (1948-03-04) (age 61)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
July 5, 1970 for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
May 1, 1979 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average     .249
Home runs     65
RBI     254

Thomas Alan Grieve (Born March 4, 1948 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) was a Major League Baseball player from 1970-1979 for the Washington Senators, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals. Nicknamed "TAG", which are his initials, Grieve's best season was 1976 with the Rangers when he hit .255 and belted 20 home runs and had 81 runs batted in.




Baseball career

On December 8, 1977, he was involved in a rare four-team trade that involved the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Texas Rangers. Grieve and a player to be named later (Ken Henderson) were sent to the Mets, who also received Willie Montanez from the Braves. Texas sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs and Eddie Miller to Atlanta and Bert Blyleven to the Pirates. The Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers, who also got Jon Matlack from the Mets. Finally, the Mets sent John Milner to the Pirates.

Primarily an outfielder and a designated hitter, the right-handed batter finished his career with a .249 average, 65 homers and 254 RBIs in 670 games.

General Manager

After his playing days ended, Grieve served as general manager for the Rangers from 1984-94. He completed one of the best trades in team history, acquiring Rafael Palmeiro from the Chicago Cubs for Mitch Williams after the 1988 season. He also traded future superstar Sammy Sosa in exchange for White Sox slugger Harold Baines and infielder Fred Manrique.

Broadcasting career

Grieve currently is a broadcaster for the Rangers televised games with Josh Lewin. His son Ben Grieve is a former Major League Baseball player who played 976 games for the A's, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs.


The Grieves were the first father-and-son combo to be selected in the first round of the MLB draft. Tom was chosen sixth overall by the Senators in 1966 while Ben was the second overall selection by Oakland in 1994.

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Preceded by
Joe Klein
Texas Rangers General Manager
Succeeded by
Doug Melvin


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