Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26

2002 Fleer Authentix #116 - Joe Crede

On this day in 1978, Joe Crede was born.

A key member of the 2005 World Championship team, Joe provided spectacular defense and clutch hitting for the Pale Hose. Crede was drafted in the fifth round of the 1996 draft. Joe made his debut in 2000 and left through free agency after the 2008 season.

Crede's time with the White Sox was bookended by postseason berths, in 2000 and 2008, though he did not participate in either of those. His postseason appearances in 2005 produced many highlights including a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth in the second game of the ALCS. Joe's promising career was cut short due to back injuries.

White Sox April 26th birthdays:

1917 - Virgil Trucks
1920 - Ron Northey
1922 - Sam Dente
1973 - Geoff Blum
1977 - Kosuke Fukudome
1978 - Joe Crede
1984 - Brian Omogrosso

1 comment:

topher (Crackin Wax/Varsity Trading Cards) said...

I do not have fond memories of Crede as a Twin.

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