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Hurst-Euless-Bedford

SPORTS HALL OF FAME

 

In Recognition of

 

TOM Grieve

 

INDUCTED FEBRUARY 2, 2007


Senators' first round pick in the October, 1966 June free agent draft, following an outstanding high school career in his hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Played in the majors with the Senators, Rangers, Mets and Cardinals from 1970-1979. Rangers' Player of the Year 1976, Career Bests of 20 Homers and 81 RBI. Rangers' Front Office: Director of Group Sales 1980, Assistant Director of Player Development 1981, Director of Player Development 1982. Rangers' Vice President and General Manager from 1984-1994, the youngest General Manager in Baseball at the time and still the longest tenure of any General Manager in team history. Now in his 14th Season as the analyst in the Rangers' television booth, after debuting on Prime Sports broadcasts in 1995. He has been with the Washington/Texas franchise for nearly 39 of his 40 years in professional baseball. 


Tom and his wife, Kathy have three children, all accomplished athletes. His eldest son Tim, a 1994 graduate of Texas Christian University, pitched in the Kansas City and Arizona Organizations and is now a Texas Scout for the Detroit Tigers. His son Ben was the 2nd pick in the Nation in the 1994 June draft. In 1998 he was the American League's Rookie of the Year with the Oakland A's. Daughter Katie was an all-state volleyball player at Arlington Martin HS and went on to play at Auburn University. She graduated from the University of Texas in 2000.