Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Happy Baseball Birthday! Tigers Rookie Riley Greene.

Today's Happy Baseball Birthday! best whises go out to my favorite young player on the Detroit Tigers, rookie centerfielder Riley Greene.

2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Riley Greene was born on September 28, 2000, in Orlando, Florida, and in 2019, the Tigers drafted Riley #1 (5th overall) out of Paul J. Haggerty High School in Oviedo, Florida. 

Riley was well on his way to making the 2022 Opening Day roster for Detroit, but was injured in late Spring Training.

☎️ The Tigers finally called Greene up, and he made is big league debut on June 18th, collecting his first big league hit, a single, in his very first base hit of his career. 

Last Sunday afternoon, in Chicago, Riley made another of his spectacular catches, this time taking a home run from Andrew Vaughn of the ChiSox.

8️⃣5️⃣ games into his 1st look at tye big leagues, Riley Greene is already one of the best defensive centerfielders I'm baseball, and will win a few Gold Gloves in the future, and should be a finalist this year.

Riley's catch was featured on a Topps NOW card, his 5th this year. 

 🐅⚾️ This picture is from my.           collection on Topps BUNT.

Hope yall are doing well, especially those in Riley's home state of safe, stay safe.

Play BALL! 🐅⚾️🐅⚾️🐅⚾️🐅⚾️

1 comment:

  1. After watching that highlight I was thinking I hope they capture that catch on film and use it next year on his flagship card... but it looks like Topps Now beat them to it.