ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION IN THE PREVIOUS COLUMN: The 1965 Los Angeles Dodgers didn't hit many homers on their way to winning the NL Pennant and the World Series. They were a team of a walk, a stolen base, a bunt and a sac fly and then win 1-0. Sweet Lou Johnson and rookie Jim Levebre tied for the team lead with 12 home runs each.
On this Thursday in September he would go 1-4 driving in a run with a single off Larry Sherry with his last hit. His last at bat came against Ken Rowe and he popped out to shallow left to shortstop Dick Tracewski.
While Green's career didn't last too long, his brother Cornell's career did. Cornell was a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys and played 13 seasons in the NFL. Interestingly enough he wasn't drafted by the NFL but rather the NBA. He chose football after an All-American career in hoops at Utah State. Their brother Credell was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.
On April 17, 2009, the Red Sox honored Green with a first pitch ceremony, marking the 50th anniversary of his breaking the color barrier in Boston.
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