Ben Grieve Takes Time Out While Giving His Time To Charity To Talk To Our Own Dic Humphrey
BY: Dic Humphrey
Ben Grieve, the son of Ranger announcer Tom Grieve, is a former Major League baseball player. He broke in with the Oakland Athletics in late 1997 and was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1998. He also made the All-Star team in 1998. He played in almost 1,000 games over nine seasons hitting 118 home runs and driving in 492. Besides the Athletics, he also played for Tampa Bay, Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs.
Grieve, who grew up in Arlington, now lives in San Diego, California with his family. He was in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for the Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Organization Charity Baseball Game last Saturday and graciously took the time to sit down with Rattle and Hum Sports to reminisce about his Major League career and area amateur teams he was part of in preparation for his professional career.