Greene at bat for the Padres in 2008
|San Diego Padres — No. 3|
|Born: October 21, 1979|
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|Major League Baseball debut|
|September 3, 2003 for the San Diego Padres|
|Selected MLB statistics|
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|Runs Batted In||293|
Khalil Thabit Greene (born October 21, 1979 in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to Events 1512 - Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 He bats and throws right-handed.
Greene went to school at Key West High School in Key West, Florida (also alma mater of former MLB first baseman Boog Powell). Key West is a city in Monroe County Florida, United States. The city encompasses Key West, the namesake island the part of Stock Island John Wesley Powell (born August 17, 1941, in Lakeland Florida) is a former First baseman in Major League Baseball who played for He set school records for career runs and hits in a season. He was not drafted out of high school, and began Clemson University in 1999.
Greene played all 69 games at third base for the Clemson Tigers in his freshman season, all but one of them starts. His first collegiate home run, one of the inside-the-park variety, came at the UNLV/Coors Desert Classic on February 27. In Baseball parlance an inside-the-park home run or "leg home run" is a play where a hitter scores a Home run without hitting the ball out of play Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation In his freshman year, Greene had 98 hits, setting the record for Clemson freshmen. He led the team in hits, multi-hit games (31), at-bats (274), and hit-by-pitches (11). His average for the season was . 358. Greene was a unanimous selection to the All-Regional Team in the postseason.
In his sophomore season, Greene started every one of the team's 69 games at third base. He led the team in Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position with . Batting Average with Runners in Scoring Position (abbreviated BA/RISP or BA/RSP) is a Baseball statistic derived by dividing a players hits with runners 444. He was an All-ACC second team selection. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. (The first team selection was Georgia Tech's Mark Teixeira. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in Mark Charles "Tex" Teixeira (tʰɛˈʃɛɹə born April 11, 1980 in Annapolis Maryland) is a Major League Baseball player with the ) He was selected to the All-ACC Tournament team.
Greene again started every game for the Clemson Tigers in his junior season, but this time he and erstwhile shortstop Jeff Baker switched positions. He set the school record in season fielding percentage at that position (. 965), while also setting every hit-by-pitch record for the school (in an inning, 2; in a game, 3; in a season, 21; in a career, 47). He also led the team in doubles with 18. He was named the ACC Player of the Week during the last week of the season. Peter Gammons made a prediction in his 2001 pre-draft column on ESPN. Peter Gammons (born April 9 1945) is an American sportswriter, media personality and National Baseball Hall of Fame honoree ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to com: "You won't find Clemson shortstop/third baseman Khalil Greene or Wake Forest center fielder Cory Sullivan on any top-100 list, but check back in five years from now and see if they aren't remarkably like Jeff Cirillo and Steve Finley. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational University in North Carolina, founded in 1834 Cory Sullivan (born August 20 1979 in Tulsa Oklahoma) is a Major League Baseball Outfielder. Jeffrey Howard Cirillo (born September 23, 1969 in Pasadena California) is a former Third baseman in Major League Baseball. Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965, in Union City Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball Outfielder. Greene and Sullivan are players. " Greene was drafted with the second pick of the fourteenth round (409th overall) by the Chicago Cubs.
Greene's senior season was his most impressive. Collegiate Baseball named him National Player of the Year. The publication, along with Baseball America, selected him as a member of their All-America first teams. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College An All-American "team" is an honorary Sports team composed of outstanding Amateur players those considered the best players of a specific season for Baseball America also chose Greene for their National Midseason Player of the Year. Baseball America is a Magazine which covers Baseball at every level with a particular focus on up-and-coming players in High school, College He was the ACC's Player of the Year and was named to the All-ACC first team. Greene was named winner of the Dick Howser Trophy, the Rotary Smith Award, and the Golden Spikes Award at the end of the season. The Dick Howser Trophy, considered to be the Heisman Trophy of college baseball is an award presented annually to the national College baseball player of the year presented The Rotary Smith Award was created in 1988 to honor the most outstanding College baseball player of the year The Golden Spikes Award is awarded annually to the best amateur Baseball player He hit an amazing . 480 average with 26 home runs and 30 doubles with a . 557 on-base percentage and . 888 slugging percentage (for an OPS of 1. Ops, more properly Opis, ( Latin: "Plenty" was a fertility deity and earth-goddess in Roman mythology of Sabine origin 445). He broke his own fielding record with a . 967 mark. In only one of the team's 67 games did he not reach base via walk or hit. His last at-bat in Clemson's Doug Kingsmore Stadium was, fittingly, a home run.
After Greene finished the 2002 season, having graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology, he held school single-season records for total bases, extra-base hits, home runs, RBI, consecutive multi-hit games, and consecutive games with a home run. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and Sociology (from Latin: socius "companion" and the suffix -ology "the study of" from Greek λόγος lógos "knowledge" He holds career school records in total bases and RBI. He holds the ACC single season record for batting average and the ACC career records for doubles and hits. Greene also holds the NCAA record for doubles in a career. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations On June 22, 2002, Greene received a special resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly. Events 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. He'd started 269 consecutive games. Greene was taken by the Padres with the thirteenth pick of the 2002 draft. A draft is a process used in the United States, Canada, and Australia to allocate certain players to Sports teams
After finishing his college career and being drafted by the Padres, Khalil Greene reported to Single-A Eugene Emeralds where he played only ten games. The Eugene Emeralds (nicknamed the Ems) are a Minor league baseball team in Eugene Oregon, United States. He batted . 270 with no home runs and six RBI. He was then called up to the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League where he finished the season. The Lake Elsinore Storm are a Minor league baseball team in Lake Elsinore California, USA. The California League is a Class A Advanced Minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. In 46 games he hit nine home runs with 32 RBI while batting . 317.
In 2003, Greene started the season with the Double-A Mobile BayBears. The Mobile BayBears owned by Michael Savit and his HWS Group are a Minor league baseball team based in Mobile Alabama, United States. In 59 games he had a batting average of . 275. He was then called up to the Triple-A Portland Beavers. The Portland Beavers are a Minor league baseball team representing Portland, Oregon in the Pacific Coast League (PCL In 76 games, Greene batted . 288 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI. He then saw his first major league action on September 3, 2003, where he came into the game as a pinch-hitter for Brian Lawrence in the seventh inning and flied out against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. He got his first start two days later against the Houston Astros, but went 0-for-4. The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. His first hit came the next day; it was a single sharply hit up the middle against Ron Villone. Ronald Thomas Villone Jr (born January 16, 1970 in Englewood New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball Left-handed Relief His first home run led off the eighth inning of the September 16th game against Jerome Williams of the San Francisco Giants. Events 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers Jerome Lee Williams (born December 4, 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a Pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Los The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. He finished the year with an average of . 215 with two home runs and six RBI in twenty games.
His first full season was in 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " He played 139 games for the Padres, going 132-for-484 (. 273) with 15 home runs and 65 RBI. He was seventh in the league in sacrifice flies with seven. His salary for the season was $300,500. Greene placed second in the MLB Rookie of the Year Award voting in the National League (to his former minor league roommate Jason Bay), despite having missed fifteen of the last seventeen games of the season with a broken finger. In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to one player from each league as voted upon by the Baseball Writers Association of America The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Major League Baseball player for the
In 2005 Greene played in 121 games going 109 for 436 (. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 250) with 15 home runs and 70 RBIs. He helped the Padres win their fourth division title, their first since 1998.
In 2006 Greene appeared in 121 games, and had 101 hits in 412 at-bats (. 245) with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs, helping the Padres win their second consecutive Western Division title.
In 2007 Greene hit 155 for 611 for a (. 254) average over 153 games. He also set a Padres record for home runs by a shortstop with 27, and accrued 97 RBIs.
Despite playing in only four full seasons, Greene is the Padres' career leader in home runs at the shortstop position, with 74 through the 2007 season. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On February 4, 2008, the Padres signed Greene to a two year, $11 million extension.
Greene writes hip-hop lyrics in his spare time. He is an adherent of the Bahá'í Faith, and says his faith has helped his athletic performance. The Bahá'í Faith is a Religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in nineteenth-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind  His name Khalil means "gift of God. " 
|Baseball America Rookie of the Year|