Greer on hand for Rogers' perfecto anniversary

Greer on hand for Rogers' perfecto anniversary

ARLINGTON -- Rangers Hall of Fame outfielder Rusty Greer came to Rangers Ballpark on Thursday to sign autographs for the 17th anniversary of Kenny Rogers' perfect game against the California Angels.

"Time goes by quick," Greer said. "I didn't realize it had been 17 years, but they called and said it had been 17 years, and I was just like, 'Wow, it's gone by fast.' But time marches on, and some day there will be another perfect game."

Rogers will be inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame himself on Friday, Aug. 5, but he was not in Arlington for the anniversary.

Greer made the defensive play of the game when he caught a sinking liner off the bat of Rex Hudler to lead off the ninth inning. Because Greer still lives in Texas, the catch gets brought up to him fairly often.

"Somebody once a month comes up to me and says they were at the game," Greer said. "Whenever I talk to a group, it's brought up. It's brought up quite a bit, so it had an impact on a lot of lives."