2015 UK Hall of Fame inductee and Lexington native, Andy Green, will be the manager of the San Diego Padres in 2016. The 38-year old will be the second-youngest manager in the MLB, behind Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash who is only five months younger.
Green set five UK records in the late 90’s that still stand today – hits, runs, games, games started and at-bats. Green has spent most of his adult life out West with the Arizona Diamondbacks, finishing his 12th season with the organization as the 3rd-base coach.
Even though we aren’t the biggest baseball people around these parts, it’s still pretty damn cool. You can check out his Hall of Fame introduction from earlier this month here.