Former Expo – Willie Greene

1991 Classic Best #350
Former Expo
Position: 3B
Bio/Summary: This is almost more like a “Did You Know?” kind of thing. Greene was probably best known for his years with the Reds in the 90s, but he was a Pirates-then-Expos farmhand before that. He came to the Expos in the Zane Smith/Moises Alou trade (wow, was that lopsided), and left via a trade for Bill Risely and John Wetteland. Career-wise, he was nothing super-special, finishing with a below 100 OPS+, which is pretty abysmal for a third baseman. It was still kind of cool to see a kid I remember as a draftee make something of himself.
How Did I Get It?: Bought a box of Classic Best in 2003.
Did You Know?: Greene hit three home runs in one game, 9/24/96.
Rating: 4/10. Too many shadows on his face, but I do like imagining what it was like at what appears to be the extended Spring Training facility back then. It’s good for that, at least.

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