April 7, 1951 |
|September 10, 1978, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 1978, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Runs batted in||1|
David Gordon Cripe (born April 7, 1951 in Ramona, California) is a former Major League Baseball player, known best for his three years of play with the Omaha Royals of the American Association. Cripe played for the Kansas City Royals for less than a month at the end of the 1978 season, leaving the team just before it competed in the 1978 American League Championship Series. He batted and threw right-handed.
Cripe began his professional baseball career with the Billings Mustangs, joining as an amateur free agent; he continued his career at the San Jose Bees, then two years with the Jacksonville Suns followed by a move to the Triple-A Omaha Royals. According to the Kansas City Royals 1979 Media Guide, Cripe had "7 years of service in the Royals' minor league chain", including three years at the Omaha Royals, where he "played a significant role in the club's winning the American Association flag."
- "Dave Cripe/David Gordon Cripe Minor League Statistics & History". Sabr ID: ab364253. baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
- "Dave Cripe (Franchise player #0134–1978-10)". KCRoyalsHistory.com. December 2007. Retrieved 2013-08-31.