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Greg Gross MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.287 7 308 39 .723

Greg Gross Bio

  • Full Name: Gregory Eugene Gross
  • Born: 8/1/1952 in York, PA
  • Draft: 1970, Houston Astros, 4th rd. (79th overall)
  • High School: Red Land, Lewisberry, PA
  • Debut: 9/5/1973
  • Last Game: 9/27/1989
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 3745 449 1073 7 308 39 .287 .372 .723

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Awards

Greg Gross Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
1980 Philadelphia NL

Astros Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
1974 Houston NL

Greg Gross Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1974 .314 3rd in NL
1975 .294 21st in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1974 12 23rd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1974 .393 5th in NL
1975 .373 16th in NL

Walks

Season BB Rank
1974 76 14th in NL
1975 63 25th in NL
1976 64 15th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
1974 185 7th in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
1974 8 8th in NL
1975 10 2nd in NL
1978 7 19th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1974 156 13th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1974 589 17th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1974 676 11th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1974 20 2nd in NL

Gregory Eugene Gross Bio Info

COACHING CAREER
• Named the Phillies hitting coach on 7/23/10; his 2nd stint as a major league coach with the Phillies (2001-04) and as the hitting coach (2002-04)
• After taking over as hitting coach in mid-2010, the Phillies improved their AVG (.269 from .254), OBP (.345 from .322), SLG % (.417 from .411) and runs/game (5.0 from 4.6)
• Spent the previous 6 seasons (2005-10) as a hitting coach in the Phillies' player development system with Batavia (A) in 2005, Clearwater (A) in 2006, Reading (AA) in 2007 and Lehigh Valley (AAA) from 2008-10
• In his 1st season as a major league hitting coach (2002), got the team to cut down on their strikeouts and increase their walk total from the previous season
• Served as Larry Bowa's bench coach during the 2001 season, his first as a major league coach after joining the Phillies on 11/7/00
• Coached for 6 years in the Rockies organization, first as hitting coach for New Haven (AA), 1995-96, then as roving hitting instructor, 1997-2000
• Began his coaching career at Malvern Preparatory School (1992-94).

PLAYING CAREER
• Played 20 years of pro baseball with 17 years in the majors with the Astros (1973-76, 1989), Cubs (1977-78) and Phillies (1979-88)
• Houston's 4th round selection in June 1970 draft
• Named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 1974, hitting .314 with a career-high 185 hits for the Astros (finished 2nd to Bake McBride in BBWAA voting)
• Member of Phillies 1980 World Champions and 1983 NL Champions
• Picked up career hit #1,000 on 5/25/87 at SD (Lance McCullers)
• Has 143 career pinch-hits, ranking 5th all-time, behind Lenny Harris (212), Mark Sweeney (175), Manny Mota (150) and Smoky Burgess (145)
• Still holds Phillies record for career pinch hits (117); led club in pinch hits 8 times in his 10 years with the Phillies
• Appeared as a pitcher in one game, 6/8/86 at MTL (0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO).

PERSONAL
Gregory Eugene Gross... Married Konnie Crawford (9/23/10); two children, Megan Nicole (11/14/76) and Michael Gregory (10/30/79)... 1970 graduate of Red Lands High School (Etters, PA), where he lettered in baseball, basketball and football... Played American Legion baseball... Received the 1984 Good Guy Award from the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association... Hobby: Golf