22 Facts About Greg Swindell


Forest Gregory Swindell was born on January 2,1965 and is an American former professional baseball player.

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Greg Swindell had a 17-year career in Major League Baseball as a left-handed pitcher from 1986 to 2002.

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Greg Swindell played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros and Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League.

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Greg Swindell was a member of the Diamondbacks team that defeated the New York Yankees to win the 2001 World Series.

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Greg Swindell was the youngest of four children, two sisters Treva and Chrystie and a brother Corky.

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Greg Swindell attended the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

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Greg Swindell made 50 starts, pitching 32 complete games and notching school records for shutouts and strikeouts.

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Greg Swindell remains among the top 10 all-time in Longhorns history for ERA, victories, innings, strikeouts, appearances, starts, complete games and shutouts.

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Greg Swindell had 13 career saves, which ranks sixth at UT and the top two single-season strikeout totals in UT history.

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Greg Swindell helped UT capture three straight Southwest Conference titles, post at least 51 wins during each of his three seasons, and finish second at the College World Series in 1984 and 1985.

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Greg Swindell was named as the 1985 Baseball America National Player of the Year.

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Greg Swindell was selected a first-team All-American and All-Southwest Conference performer all three seasons and received Freshman All-America honors as well as Baseball America's Freshman of the Year Award in 1984.

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Greg Swindell was a three time finalist for the Golden Spikes Award.

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Greg Swindell returned in 1988 and over the next four years displayed good form on a poor-performing Indians ballclub.

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Greg Swindell was traded to Cincinnati after the 1991 season and spent one year with the Reds.

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Greg Swindell returned to his native Texas as a free agent in 1992 with the Astros.

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Greg Swindell was effective for the Diamondbacks and was a part of the 2001 championship squad.

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Greg Swindell faced eighteen total batters and allowed one run total through the whole postseason.

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In 2004, Greg Swindell was a volunteer assistant coach at Texas State University–San Marcos.

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In 2007 and 2008, Greg Swindell served a second stint on the Texas Longhorns coaching staff, as the first base coach and helping with the pitchers.

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Greg Swindell was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in the class of 2008.

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Since 2016, Greg Swindell has served as the TV analyst for the Texas Longhorns on Longhorn Network.

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