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Tom Grieve takes his final bows in Texas, as he ends a 55-year career with the MLB Rangers

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Longtime TV broadcaster Tom Grieve, a Pittsfield High graduate, threw out the first pitch last Sunday before the Texas Rangers' home game.

For more than five decades, a Pittsfield guy has been Mr. Texas Rangers.

Tom Grieve, who as a senior at Pittsfield High School, drove in the only run of a 1-0 win over Braintree to win a state baseball championship, was honored last Sunday by the Rangers for his 55 years in the organization.

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Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253.

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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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