Touring The Bases With…Greg Pryor
A two-time All-American at Florida Southern College from 1969-70, Greg Pryor became the first FSC Moccasin to make it to the major leagues when he debuted for the Texas Rangers on June 4, 1976. Pryor was a sixth round draft pick of the Washington Senators in 1971 and spent parts of six seasons in the minors before being called up to the bigs.
He spent most of his time with the Kansas City Royals, playing third, second and first base, shortstop and designated hitter from 1982-1986, and earning a World Series ring in 1985. But he had more plate appearances with the Chicago White Sox, playing virtually the same positions with them from 1978-1981.
He retired at age 36 in 1986 with a .250 career average but played four positions well, and is a member of the FSC Hall of Fame. His number 17 has also been retired by the school after he batted .333 from 1968-1971.
Here’s a video interview Tony De Angelo and I conducted with Pryor.