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Former Pro Pitcher, Senior Hall of Fame Star Greg Garrett, 56, Dies of Cancer
Sept. 1, 2003 – Senior Softball-USASenior Softball Hall of Fame star Greg Garrett, 56, died after a prolonged battle with cancer on June 7.
Garrett had played senior softball for six years, first with the Sawtre Texas Legends and then with the Seacrest Mavericks establishing himself as one of the best home run hitters in the game.
His numbers with the Mavericks were spectacular: .730 batting average, 670 RBIs and 209 home runs in about 900 at-bats.
Garrett pitched for the California Angels and the Cincinnati Reds from 1970-73, until a bad shoulder forced his early retirement. He became a champion weight-lifter in the 1980s, increasing his 6-foot frame from 200 pounds to 310 pounds of muscle. Kidney problems ended that career in 1991, and Garrett turned to senior softball, where he became known as "monster man" for his ability to crush the softball.