Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Tommy Greene, is joining Grand View Health as an ambassador. Greene who played for the Phillies from 1989-1995, was a starter for the Phillies in the 1993 World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays and is well-known for throwing a no-hitter in May of 1991.
In his new role, Greene will participate in health events, fundraising and promotional activities that support health and wellness and will provide information to the community about the resources and services offered by Grand View Health.
Greene has a deep, personal connection to the mission of community health care. Throughout his career, he has had three shoulder surgeries, and like many professional athletes, he has spent a considerable amount of time with sports medicine and orthopedic experts over the years. “Let’s just say, I’ve had many opportunities to learn first-hand how much they can help folks,” says Greene.
“Playing baseball and living in the region has given me great appreciation for the people in and around Bucks and Montgomery counties,” Greene says. “Now that I’m retired from baseball, I want to give back by helping local people understand the importance of staying in good physical shape. I’m also a big advocate for getting routine screenings and doing the right things to take care of yourself,” he adds.
Greene speaks from experience. Both his first wife, Lorie, and his lifelong friend and Phillies teammate, Darren Daulton, died of cancer. In addition to his role at Grand View, he is also an ambassador and spokesperson for the Darren Daulton Foundation, which provides financial assistance to those who suffer from malignant primary brain tumors.
Greene retired from baseball in 1997. He remains an active athlete, enjoying golf and supporting his family’s many sports endeavors.