Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Arlington, Texas mayor Jim Ross, left, stands with Tom Grieve, holding a proclamation naming Sept. 25 Tom Grieve Day.

In more than five decades in baseball, Tom Grieve has seen a ton.

He played under Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Joe Torre. He played with guys like Mike Hargrove, Frank Howard, Ferguson Jenkins, Lee Mazzilli and Bobby Valentine. He also played against Mark Belanger, Brooks Robinson, Thurman Munson, Bobby Murcer, Reggie Jackson, George Brett, Willie Stargell and Mike Schmidt, to name just a few.



Howard Herman can be reached at or 413-496-6253.