September 7, 1954 |
|September 5, 1979, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1979, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||2.70|
Craig Eaton (born September 7, 1954 in Glendale, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one season. He was a pitcher who pitched in five games for the Kansas City Royals during the 1979 season. He played college baseball at Florida State University.
Craig attended Lake Worth High School (Lake Worth, FL) and graduated in the class of 1972 at the age of 17. He went to Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL) for 2 years and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 6th round of the 1974 MLB June Amateur Draft. He declined the draft to complete his B.S. in Marine Biology at Florida State University. He signed with the Kansas City Royals on June 25 as a free agent after graduating, and was called up to the major leagues toward the end of the 1979 season. On April 1, 1980 he was traded to the California Angels to complete an earlier deal made on December 6, 1979. The Royals sent a player to be named later (Craig Eaton), Al Cowens, and Todd Cruz to the Angels for Rance Mulliniks and Willie Aikens. At the Angel's organization he played in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL), followed by Triple-A for the Detroit Tigers in 1983 and finished his career with the Montreal Expos in 1984. In the 1983 off-season, Craig sustained knee injuries on a golf course and had the first of three knee surgeries after completing the 1984 season.
Craig married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne Sullivan, in 1977 and they have 4 daughters. He currently lives in Lake Worth, Florida.
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- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
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