A three time All-Star and career .303 hitter, Mike Greenwell was the Red Sox' left fielder from 1985 to 1996. The native of Florida was called "The Gator," because he is alleged to have once said he liked to wrestle alligators in the offseason back home.
Greenwell's first three major league hits were all home runs, and he finished second in the MVP voting in 1988 to Jose Canseco. After a successful 13-year run in America, Greenwell played just seven games in Japan in the Nippon Pro Baseball League.
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