Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tom Grieve selected to Rangers HOF
TV analyst Tom Grieve, a former player and general manager for the Rangers, is this year's lone inductee into the team's Hall of Fame.
Grieve, who becomes the 13th member of the Hall, has spent nearly 43 of his 44 years in baseball with the franchise.
Grieve will be inducted during pregame ceremonies on July 24 before the Rangers' game with the Los Angeles Angels. The starting time of that game will be moved from 7:05 to 7:35 p.m. to accommodate the on-field ceremony.
Grieve started his playing career in 1970 with the Washington Senators and was with the team when it moved to Texas after the 1971 season.
After his playing career ended, he joined the Rangers' front office as director of group sales in 1980. He quickly moved up in the organization and became general manager on Sept. 1, 1984. At 36, he was the youngest GM in the majors at the time.
His 10-year tenure as general manager is the longest in team history. In 1995, he moved to the broadcast booth, where he currently teams with Josh Lewin.
Grieve joins Johnny Oates, Tom Vandergriff and Mark Holtz as Hall of Famers honored in a "non-playing capacity."