Jim Greengrass Loved The Game All The Way Into Extra Innings

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Jim Greengrass Loved The Game All The Way Into Extra Innings
Jim Greengrass Loved The Game All The Way Into Extra Innings

Jim Greengrass often signed autographs with a note to his fans that read, “Many happy innings.” The former Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder whose big league career spanned 1952-1956, played his final out September 9, 2019. He was 91. Greengrass, an Addison, New York native, signed with the New York Yankees in 1944 at age 16. Too young to enlist, Greengrass filled the void of the minor league players who were whisked away by Uncle Sam for World War II. The Yankees placed him on their teenage laden Class-D team in Wellsville, New York. “I was 16 when I signed with the Yankees,” Greengrass said from his Chatsworth, Georgia home during a 2009 interview. “I was the youngest

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