May 17, 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee baseball program will host its third and final luncheon of the season at noon on Thursday, May 20, in the Lindsey Nelson Stadium MVP Club Room. Former Volunteer and Major League Baseball standout Greg McMichael will be the guest speaker.
All fans are invited to attend. It is $10 per seat for the public and $5 for UT Bullpen Club members. Free parking will be available inside the left field gate. To reserve a spot, call Brian Kohout in the UT marketing office at 865-974-9079.
A Knoxville native, McMichael pitched in 43 games, starting 24, in his three years as a Volunteer from 1986-88. He had a total of nine wins at Rocky Top, including four complete games and tallied a pair of saves in 151.1 innings of work.
McMichael was drafted in the seventh round by the Cleveland Indians in 1988 and proceeded to embark on an eight-year Major League career that saw him play for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics from 1993-2000.
In 1994, he was selected to the Topps Rookie All-Star Team and finished runner-up in the rookie of the year balloting. He then helped the Braves reach the World Series in both 1995 and 1996, with Atlanta winning the MLB title in 1995. In all, McMichael finished with a 31-29 record and 3.25 ERA in 453 MLB appearances, all out of the bullpen.
After retiring in 2001, McMichael opened a training facility where he teaches young pitchers how to play the game. Greg and his wife, Jennifer, have five children, and make their home in Johns Creek, Ga.
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