November 3, 1948 |
Grand Rapids, Michigan
|September 6, 1975, for the Boston Red Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 7, 1978, for the Cleveland Indians|
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 retired from teaching Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 mathematics at Walker Charter Academy in Walker, MI at the end of the 2015 to 2016 school year.
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