Tim Crews

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Tim Crews
Pitcher
Born: (1961-04-03)April 3, 1961
Tampa, Florida
Died: March 23, 1993(1993-03-23) (aged 31)
Clermont, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 1987, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1992, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record11–13
Earned run average3.44
Strikeouts293
Teams

Stanley Timothy Crews (April 3, 1961 – March 23, 1993) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1987 to 1992. Crews was part of the Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. At the end of the 1992 season, he became a free agent and signed with the Cleveland Indians on January 22, 1993.

On March 23, 1993, during spring training, Crews and his Indians teammate Steve Olin were killed in a boating accident on Crews's property on Little Lake Nellie in Clermont, Florida. Another teammate, Bob Ojeda, suffered serious head injuries and spent most of the season recovering. An investigation later found that Crews had driven the boat too fast into an unlighted dock and was impaired by a blood alcohol level of 0.14.[1]

The deaths of Crews and Olin were the first deaths of active MLB players since Thurman Munson in 1979. In their memory, the Cleveland Indians wore a patch on their jerseys featuring both players' uniform numbers during the 1993 season. The Dodgers, Crews's former team, also wore a patch bearing his uniform number during the 1993 season.

In 281 major league appearances, almost all in relief, Crews compiled a record of 11–13 with a 3.44 earned run average in 423.2 innings. He recorded 15 saves.

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  1. ^ "Transcript of "Outside the Lines: Indians Boating Tragedy"". ESPN. March 16, 2003. Retrieved October 13, 2012.

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