Tucson Sidewinders pitcher Jason Jacome pitches in the third inning against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on June 21, 2001. Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star

As the Region 1 player of the year in 1991, the Rincon High School left-hander went an amazing 17-2. He pitched five years in the big leagues.  


Greg graduated from Utah State, worked at two Utah newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times, the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon and moved to Tucson to cover UA football and baseball. He became the Star's sports columnist in 1984.