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March 5, 1973 |
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
|Batted: Switch||Threw: Right|
|April 28, 1996 for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2001 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||68|
Felipe Javier Crespo (born March 5, 1973 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former utility in Major League Baseball who played for three different teams between 1996 and 2001. Listed at 5'11, 195 lb., Crespo was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He is the older brother of César Crespo.
Crespo was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round of the 1990 Major League Baseball Draft. He began his professional career in the minor leagues in 1991, and spent the next five full seasons there. Crespo reached the majors in 1996 with the Blue Jays, playing for them until 1998 before joining the San Francisco Giants (2000-2001) and Philadelphia Phillies (2001). His most productive season came in 2000 with San Francisco, when he hit .290 with four home runs and 29 runs batted in in 89 games, all career-highs.
On June 7, 2001, Crespo hit two home runs for the Giants, while his brother César hit his first major league homer with the San Diego Padres, joining a select club that includes Aaron and Bret Boone, Héctor and José Cruz, Al and Tony Cuccinello, Dom and Joe DiMaggio, Graig and Jim Nettles, and Rick and Wes Ferrell. The seven sets of brothers hit their homers playing for opposing teams.