Monday, June 8, 2009

1976 Topps #106 - Tom Grieve

  • Tom Grieve played for the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1970-1979. He was mostly an outfielder and a DH.
  • Tom didn't do a whole lot with the Senators in 1970. He batted .198 in 116 at bats. Grieve spent 1971 in the minors and then came back in 1972. He batted .204 in 142 at bats that year.
  • He continued to be a part-time OF in 1973 (,309 in 123 AB) and 1974 (.255 in 259 AB). Grieve played more in 1975 and batted .276 with 14 HR in 369 AB.
  • Tom's best season was in 1976. He batted .255 with 20 HR in 149 games. Grieve didn't play as much in 1977 and his stats suffered (.225 in 236 AB).
  • Grieve was involved in a 4-team trade after the season and ended up with the Mets. He batted .208 in 101 AB and was traded to the Cardinals after the season.
  • Tom didn't play much for the Cards (.200 in 15 AB) and was released in May 1979. The Rangers picked him up and assigned him to AAA Tucson. Grieve batted .266 in Tucson and retired after the season. He joined the Rangers' front office in 1980.
  • Grieve was the Rangers' General Manager from 1984-1994. He is now a broadcaster for the Rangers.
  • His son Ben played in the majors from 1997-2005.
  • Here is a link to an 2007 interview with Tom on the Texas Rangers Trades blog. Grant's been doing this blog for a while!!


  1. Another Royals Stadium photo.

  2. Yeah--it looks like Topps took a lot of the Rangers' pictures for the set at that stadium.