December 29, 1964 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 13, 1990 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 2, 2001 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Runs batted in||187|
Craig Allen Grebeck (born December 29, 1964 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a former middle infielder in Major League Baseball who was 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, Grebeck hit .261, 19 home runs, 187 RBIs, and 518 hits in 752 major league games. Craig hit his first major league home run 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 ft 7 in (1.70 m), 148 lb Grebeck had his locker right in between two of the biggest men in MLB history, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson.
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