Sidewinders' second baseman Andy Green turns a double play in the top of the sixth inning against the Edmonton Trappers at Tucson Electric Park on Sunday, April 7, 2002. Photo by Coke Whitworth / Arizona Daily Star

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Now the manager of the San Diego Padres, Green was the ’05 Pacific Coast League player of the year. He was superb, hitting .343 with 19 homers, 83 RBIs, 42 doubles, 13 triples and a minor-league-high 125 runs scored. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.