FHSAA Football Finals, Class 5A-8A: Begin Friday at 1 p.m. on BHSN, Channel 47/HD 1147
See Apopka go for back-to-back state titles when they face South Dade, Sat. at 7 p.m.
High School Scoreboard - Every weekday at 6:00 p.m. on Bright House Sports Network
Fred McGriff, Baseball Expert
Former Tampa Bay Rays first baseman and five-time All-Star Fred McGriff is a baseball expert for Bright House Sports Network, giving his analysis of the Rays and the rest of Major League Baseball.
In addition to his many achievements during a 19-year playing career, the Tampa native was a finalist for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award in 2000. He is tied with Lou Gehrig for 21st place on baseball's all-time home run list with 493.
McGriff played with the Blue Jays, Padres, Braves, Rays, Cubs and Dodgers, advancing to the postseason five times. He was the Rays All-Star representative in 2000 and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1994 All-Star Game while playing with Atlanta.
Among McGriff's many contributions to the community was his annual charity golf tournament, which raised more than $1 million for the Tampa-based Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
A graduate of Tampa's Jefferson High School, McGriff was the starter at first base for the Rays' first four seasons. He remains Tampa Bay's all-time walks leader with 305 and is second on the Rays all-time list in home runs (99), RBI (359) and career batting average (.291).
Which Central Florida team has the best chance at making the state finals next week?