Rainiers Statement on the Passing of Greg Halman

November 21, 2011 8:36 AM

TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma Rainiers Team President Aaron Artman released the following statement concerning the tragic passing of outfielder Greg Halman:

"Greg was a huge part of the Rainiers during his time here in Tacoma, and played a pivotal role - on the field - in our run to the 2010 Pacific Coast League Championship. But far more important than what he did on the field, was his personality off the field.

He had a huge smile on his face, every day, and his enthusiasm was infectious. He just had a way about him that made our front office staff and fans see a guy who clearly loved what he was doing.

He was often first to raise his hand when the Tacoma community needed him, and in particular, spent a good deal of time visiting hospitalized children, which speaks to his character.

We miss Greg, already, and our prayers go out to his family, friends, teammates and the Mariners organization."

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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