Aug. 7, 2007
Clemson, SC – San Diego Padres shortstop Khalil Greene hit his18th home run of the season on August 6 in a 10-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene’s home run total is the most in a Major League season by a former Clemson player. It is also the most in a season by a San Diego Padres shortstop.
Matt LeCroy had the previous high for a former Tiger in a Major League season with 17 in 2003 and 2005. Greene’s previous high was 15, established in each of the last three seasons.
Greene now has 18 home runs and 60 RBIs to go with 26 doubles and 94 hits in 2007. He already holds the record for most RBIs in season by a former Tiger with 70, set in 2005. Greene now has 65 home runs in five years in the Major Leagues. The career record for by a former Clemson player is 86 by Tim Teufel between 1983-93.
Greene has had an active week. On Saturday night he had a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2. Earlier in the game Barry Bonds hit his 755th career home run to tie Hank Aaron’s all-time record.
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, 1984 2B: 35, Norm McMillan, Chicago Cubs, 1929 3B: 6, Bill Spiers, Milwaukee Brewers, 1991 HR: 18, Khalil Greene, San Diego Padres, 2007 RBIs: 70, Khalil Greene, San Diego Padres, 2005 BB: 76, Tim Teufel, New York Mets, 1984 SB: 14, Bill Spiers, Milwaukee Brewers, 1991 Avg: .332, Bill Schroeder, Milwaukee Brewers, 1987 (Min. 250 at bats)
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