Greene Sets Home Run Record

San Diego Padres shortstop Khalil Greene hit his 18th home run of the season on August 6 in a 10-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Greene's home run total is the most in a Major League season by a former Clemson player. It is also the most in a season by a San Diego Padres shortstop.

Matt LeCroy had the previous high for a former Tiger in a Major League season with 17 in 2003 and 2005. Greene's previous high was 15, established in each of the last three seasons.

Greene now has 18 home runs and 60 RBIs to go with 26 doubles and 94 hits in 2007. He already holds the record for most RBIs in season by a former Tiger with 70, set in 2005. Greene now has 65 home runs in five years in the Major Leagues. The career record for by a former Clemson player is 86 by Tim Teufel between 1983-93.
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