Baseball Player Shawn Green

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 20, 2001

My favorite baseball player is Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Can you tell me more about him?
—Josh H., Tennessee

Outfielder Shawn Green, who bats and throws left-handed, is 28 and single. The Des Plaines, Ill., native joined the Dodgers last year, signing a contract that takes him through 2005. In 1991, he was on the first team of the USA Today All-USA High School Baseball Team. Stanford University offered him a baseball scholarship, but he signed with the Toronto Bluejays in 1991 instead. He donated a portion of his signing bonus to a charity that provides daily meals to needy children in Toronto. When he signed with the Dodgers, he pledged to donate $1.5 million over six years to the Dodgers Dream Foundation.