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Dick Green - Inducted 1982

Born April 21, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa. 1959 Mitchell HS grad. Green was a slick-fielding second baseman for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics for 12 years (1963-74), almost all of them as a starter. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder hit .240 for his career. His best season was 1969, when he hit .275 with 12 home runs and 64 RBI for Oakland. Was a key member of the Oakland dynasty that won World Series titles in 1972, '73 and '74. Hit .333 (6-for-18) in the 1972 Series. Green lived five years in Sioux City, moved to Yankton, where he attended grade school. Moved to Mitchell for his high school years. He was all-state in football and also excelled in basketball, baseball and track. Was named South Dakota's prep athlete of the year as a senior. Following high school, he played shortstop for the Mitchell Kernels in the Basin League, and his play there earned him a bonus contract from the Athletics. Lived in Rapid City during and after his big-league career.

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