Rick Kreuger

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Rick Kreuger
Pitcher
Born: (1948-11-03) November 3, 1948 (age 66)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 6, 1975 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1978 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 2-2
ERA 4.06
Strikeouts 20
Teams

Richard Allen Kreuger (born November 3, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1975 through 1978 for the Boston Red Sox (1975–77) and Cleveland Indians (1978). Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 185 lb., he batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

An All-American at Michigan State University, Kreuger posted a 2–2 record with 20 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA in 17 appearances for Boston and Cleveland. He also pitched for the Yomiuri Giants (1979) of Japan, Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (1980), and in the Puerto Rican league for the Criollos de Caguas (1981).

Following his playing career, Kreuger worked as a head baseball coach at Cornerstone College (1995–96) and has done some mission work, traveling to Russia and talked to children in orphanages and to soldiers. He has also gone on a couple of mission trips with former Cleveland Browns tackle Bill Glass, visiting prisons in Pittsburgh and Florida.

Rick Kreuger is currently a Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 mathematics teacher at Walker Charter Academy in Walker, MI.

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