Green, the Apple Valley pitcher, did so at the plate. He hit a home run, The Sun wrote.
Green went on from Apple Valley to play in college and the pros. His pro career, however, lasted two seasons. He never made AA.
Green's pro career began in 1990, signed by the Mariners as an undrafted free agent out of Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Ca. Green is also credited as Derek Green.
Green turned pro out of Orange Coast while working in the offseason as a warehouse supervisor, according to his Bellingham card.
Green played that first season with the Mariners as a pitcher between short-season Bellingham and high-A San Bernardino. He saw five outings at San Bernardino and seven starts at Bellingham. He went 1-3, with a 4.58 ERA between them.
That season marked his only year with the Mariners. He isn't recorded as playing in 1991. He then signed with independent high-A Salinas for 1992. He saw eight relief outings and gave up 15 earned in 14 innings of work to end his career.
- San Bernardino County Sun, March 14, 1985: AVHS pummels La Sierra
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