Wednesday, October 29, 2008
WV Spotlight: John Kruk
This guy's gotta be one of my all-time favorite baseball players. He was born in Handley, but he was raised in Keyser.
He started his career with the Padres, but went to the Phillies with Randy Ready in a lopsided trade for Chris James. (Any trade for Chris James can be considered lopsided, no matter who's in it.) He was an all-star in 1991, 1992, and 1993, but health problems and weight issues slowed him down over the years, and he retired in 1995 after playing 45 games for the White Sox.
Since his retirement, he's done commentary for Baseball Tonight, written a couple books, and even guested on an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
I was gonna post a video of his ATHF appearance or him almost getting his head taken off by Randy Johnson in the '93 All-Star Game, but I can't find any. If any of you can find a link for one of these videos, post a link to it in the comments.