Greg Myers Athlete, post-1960

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Athlete, post-1960

Greg Myers was born in Riverside and graduated from Riverside Poly High School, where he was an all Ivy League and all CIF baseball player. Greg was drafated in the third round of the 1984 major league draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his major league debut in September 1987 and went on to play 18 seasons of major league baseball, which is longer than any athlete from Riverside.

As a catcher and designated hitter throughout his career, he played in 1108 major league games with a .255 career batting average. Greg played with Toronto, California, Minnesota, Atlanta, San Diego, Baltimore and Oakland, and he was on two World Series teams: the San Diego Padres in 1998 and the Atlanta Braves in 1999. In addition, he participated in play off series with San Diego, Atlanta and Oakland. In 2003 Greg had an outstanding year with the Toronto Blue Jays as the starting catcher hitting .307 with 15 homeruns and 52 RBIs.

In April 2005 Greg retired from baseball and returned to Riverside with his wife Angela  and his four daughters and son. He is presently the assistant baseball coach at Poly High School.


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