LAKEWOOD ALUMNI PROFILE


Name: Craig Grebeck
High School: Lakewood HS (1983)
Position: Infielder
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills (Played 3 seasons)
College Highlights: First ever First Team All-American 1986
Drafted: Drafted by Chicago White Sox
Minor Leagues: Played 3 seasons - Peninsula,Birmingham,Vancouver,Nashville
Professional: Played 12 seasons - Chicago White Sox,Florida Marlins,Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox
Pro Highlights: Boston's Craig Grebeck once had to leave a game after rubbing his eye with a finger that had stick-em on it. WHO'S HOT Toronto veteran Craig Grebeck. While 2B Homer Bush continues to struggle after a strong 1999 season, fill-in Grebeck has sizzled. He had 25 hits in his first 67 at-bats (.373) and was errorless in 15 starts (14 at second base, one at shortstop)
Career Highlights: Craig Grebeck (born December 29, 1964 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. Nicknamed 'The Little Hurt to our offense' by Chicago White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson. Signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in 1986, Craig made his Major League debut on April 13, 1990 and played 12 seasons for the Chicago White Sox (1990-1995), Florida Marlins (1996), Anaheim Angels (1997), Toronto Blue Jays (1998-2000), and the Boston Red Sox (2001) before his retirement. He was mainly used as a backup in his career. Known for not wearing batting gloves like Vladimir Guerrero, Grebeck hit .261, 19 home runs, 187 RBIs, and 518 hits in 752 major league games. Craig hit his first Major League homerun off of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who then proceeded to plunk Grebeck in his ribs in his very next at-bat, breaking a rib. As a member of the White Sox, the 5'7" Grebeck had his locker right in between two of the biggest men in MLB history, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson
Coaching Highlights: Craig Grebeck will take over as the hitting coach for the Quakes in 2006. Grebeck played at the major league level for 12 years with Chicago White Sox (1990-95), Florida Marlins (1996), Anaheim Angels (1997), Toronto Blue Jays (1998-2000) and Boston Red Sox (2001). Grebeck compiled a .261 batting average in 752 games including 187 RBI.
Stats: Games played 752, 1,988 AB, 239 R, 518 Hits, 116 2B, 19HR, 187 RBI, 228 BB, 274 SO

 
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