Monday, July 30, 2012
On this day in 1995, John Kruk hit a single and walked away.
John Kruk unretired to play for the White Sox in May 1995. While in Baltimore, Kruk singled, retired again, while on first base, walked to the clubhouse, packed his things and left, never to play again. Kruk batted .308 for his brief tenure with the Pale Hose. It must have been in the plans. He retired for the final time with his career average at .300. He also hit exactly 100 home runs in his ten year career.
There are very few cards of John in a White Sox uniform. This Kodak team issue remains one of the most elusive for most fans. Individual cards are difficult to come by, but the set pops up from time to time.