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Greene a Shortstop of a Different Color

Greene a Shortstop of a Different Color

April 6, 2005

By John Schlegel /

The impression can be made in an instant on the infield dirt, in a half-hour conversation or over a 162-game season. The inevitable conclusion: Khalil Thabit Greene is, in many ways, unlike any baseball player you’ve seen before.

Certainly, Greene embodies qualities every player seeks and many possess — talent, work ethic, consistency. Yet everything from his cool stoicism on and off the field to his cropped blond mop of hair sends off an undeniable uniqueness.

If Greene comes across as different, he certainly doesn’t mind it…

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