Sept. 15, 2007
Clemson, SC – Former Clemson All-American and recent Hall of Fame inductee Khalil Greene hit a walk-off game winning home run Friday night to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
It was Greene’s 22nd home run of the season, his third in the last eight games. The 22 home runs are the most ever by a former Clemson player in a Major League season. Greene now has 81 RBIs and 39 doubles for the season, also high marks for a former Tiger in a Major League season.
Greene was the national player of the year at Clemson in 2002, and was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame on September 8. He was not present for the ceremony as he had a game that night for the Padres.
Greene has been on a hitting streak of late. He is 43-124 since August 10, a .341 average, to raise his season average to .255. His 39 doubles rank second among all Major League shortstops this year, while his 22 home runs rank fourth best among all shortstops.
Greene now has 76 runs scored, just one off the record for a former Clemson Tiger. Norm McMillan had 77 for the Chicago Cubs in 1929.
Single Season Major League Bests for Former Clemson Players Games: 157, Tim Teufel, New York Mets, 1984 AB: 568, Tim Teufel, New York Mets, 1984 Runs: 77, Norm McMillan, Chicago Cubs, 1929 Hits: 149, Tim Teufel, New York Mets, 19842B: 39, Khalil Greene, San Diego Padres, 2007 3B: 6, Bill Spiers, Milwaukee Brewers, 1991HR: 22, Khalil Greene, San Diego Padres, 2007 RBIs: 81, Khalil Greene, San Diego Padres, 2007 BB: 76, Tim Teufel, New York Mets, 1984 SB: 14, Bill Spiers, Milwaukee Brewers, 1991 Avg: .332, Bill Schroeder, Milwaukee Brewers, 1987
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