John Kruk turns 50 years old today!
A man with one of the largest personalities in baseball during his playing days, Kruk was always a fan favorite. Although Kruk did not look like the prototypical baseball player, or athlete for that matter, he was as talented a hitter as there was in the late 80’s. In Kruk’s 10-year playing career, he hit .300 or better 7 times. And when he retired from the sport, he left with a career batting average of .300 while amassing 100 home runs and 592 RBI.
But for Kruk’s birthday I want to give him something else. Something nobody else may think of to give him. I want to give him 1 more double. I mean, who wants to retire from the game with 199 doubles when 200 sounds so much better? So, ‘Krukkie’ my gift to you is 1 more ‘2-bagger’.
Happy Birthday & Enojy!!!