The Connally Cougars Baseball Program honored one of its former players on Tuesday, February 24th by retiring his jersey. Greg Golson graduated from Connally High School in 2004 and was the 21st overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies, whom he played with for several years in minor league baseball. In 2008 he made his MLB debut with the Phillies and received a World Series Ring with Philadelphia that season.
Golson went on to make appearances in the Major Leagues for the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for playing right field for the Yankees and throwing out Carl Crawford, who is known for his speed, trying to reach third base on a tag up. You can see the video here:
Golson’s wore #15 at Connally High School, a number that will never be worn again. That jersey was retired on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 to honor Golson and his accomplishments in baseball. A sign to recognize Golson and his #15 can now be seen permanently on the outfield fence at the Connally High School Baseball Field.
The jersey was to be retired in a pre-game ceremony but the game was postponed due to weather. Golson had to leave for spring training the following day, so another ceremony will be held when he is back in Pflugerville and able to attend.