Grieve cherishes his long Rangers career
Texas fixture to enter Rangers Hall of Fame on Saturday
DETROIT -- Tom Grieve was never selected as an All-Star and never played in a single playoff game during his eight years in the Major Leagues.During his 10 years as general manager, he made his franchise much better but never got to experience the thrill of having champagne poured over his head and accepting a big trophy from the Commissioner. As a broadcaster, he's never really cracked the big time on the Game of the Week or on a national cable outlet. What he does have is 43 years of great friendships and wonderful memories from time spent working for the same franchise, and that is far more satisfying and rewarding. When you are still close friends with your first roommates, when your 10-year-old sons get to run around Arlington Stadium having the time of their lives as bat boys, and when you get to run a franchise side-by-side with your best friend in the game, well, you don't sit around and worry or regret over what might have been somewhere else. Grieve has been associated with the Rangers going back to when they were the Washington Senators, and he will be inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame before Saturday's game with the Angels. The honor is not for one specific thing, but for a body of work stretching back 43 years in a career that has been marked by his honesty, loyalty, unswerving integrity, profound knowledge and grasp of the game, and dedicated service to the Rangers.
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T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.