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Hurst-Euless-Bedford

Sports Hall of Fame

Rusty Greer
2009 Humanitarian Inductee

A member of the Major League Rangers Baseball Organization since being drafted in 1990 until retirement on February 19, 2005. Batting career average .305, sixth highest in club history. Hit .300 or over in four consecutive seasons. Has a career average .418 with the bases loaded. Six career grand slams, one shy of most in Rangers history.

Texas all-time rankings: 4th in doubles and walks; 5th in runs, total bases, extra base hits, triples, and RBI's; 6th in average and hits; 7th in games played and at-bats.

One of three players in ranger history to record 100 runs and 100 RBI's in consecutive seasons. First Ranger to score 100 or more runs in 3 consecutive seasons. The 2nd most 20 or more home run seasons by a left handed-hitter in Ranger history. Homered in his 2nd big league at-bat. Was the 5th Ranger to hit inside-the-park and over-the-fence homers in the same game.

Drove in the game-winning run in Ranger's last at-bat 17 times. Became 7th Ranger to play in 1000 games. Had a string of 76 consecutive errorless innings and a career 40 assists. Made a diving catch of a lead off liner in the ninth inning to preserve Kenny Roger's perfect game. Also caught a line drive for final out of that contest.

Graduated from University of Montevallo, a 2-time All-American and lettered 4 times in Baseball and Basketball in high school. Recipient of the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement and the Rangers Roberto Clemente Awards, elected to the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame.

Active in the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, hosted a celebrity sporting clays shoot for the benefit of the Natural Resource Foundation of Texas, served as co-honorary chairman of the Rangers/Dallas Stars "Hope for the Holidays" program. Also involved with the Rangers' rookie league, Dr. Pepper Junior Rangers, and Toys for Tots programs as well as the North Texas Food Bank and the Texas Special Olympics.

Voted the most popular Ranger three years in a row. Rusty and his wife, the former Lauri Fields, were married in 1994 and have 3 children, Clayton Paul, and twins Mason and Taylor.