Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Willie Greene

A couple (or eight) months ago, Kirk over at Eutaw Street Cardboard posted a few cards that his brother, Todd, had sent him for his Orioles autograph collection. Apparently Todd collected autographs some years back, and they're now just taking up space at his place, so he sent some former Orioles Kirk's way. One of those former Birds was Willie Greene, and Todd just happened to have an extra Willie auto and sent it my way for a few bucks.

So here's my Willie Greene autograph. Willie played nine seasons in the Majors from 1992-2000, spending the first six and a half seasons with the Reds before jumping from the Orioles to the Blue Jays to the Cubbies at the end of his big league career. He played in all of 24 games for the O's at the end of the '98 season, typically coming in as a late inning defensive replacement. 

Thanks for the trade Kirk & Todd!


zman40 said...

Nice one. I remember Willie being the Reds first round pick, but I didn't realized he made his way to Birdland (or Canada).

Orioles Magic said...

Oh yeah, slick Willie made it all around. I honestly don't remember his time here well at all either.