Class of 1974
Hometown: Los Alamitos
Current Residence: Cypress
Greg Harris has left an impressive baseball record at Los Alamitos HIgh School, Long Beach City College and in the major leagues.
At Los Alamitos, the three-year Varsity player, helped the Griffins reach the CIF finals at Dodger Stadium in 1972.
At Long Beach City College,he posted a pitching record of 18-4 in 1976, while leading the Vikings to the state baseball championship and being chosen as the state player of the year.
In a 15-year major league baseball career, he pitched for eight major league teams — Mets, Reds, Expos, Padres, Rangers, Phillies, Red Sox, and Yankees. He appeared in the 1984 World Series with the Padres. Harris won 74 games, had 54 saves and was the first major league pitcher in more than 100 years to throw both right- and left-handed in the same game during a 1995 performance with the Montreal Expos. The four-finger, two-thumb glove he used is now part of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Since retiring, Harris relocated back to the Los Al area where, as an assistant to Coach Rob Wigod, he helped guide Los Al to Sunset League titles in 1999 and 2000. In addition to giving private pitching lessons.
In July 2008, Harris was enshrined in the Long Beach baseball Hall of Fame.
He is married to another Griffin alum, the former Kelly Helseth (’75) and they reside in Cypress. Greg’s son, Greg, Jr., pitched at Los Al and is now pitching in the Tampa Bay organization.
Greg’s Major League Baseball Record (Baseball Almanac)