Thursday, February 12, 2009

Young Superstars #17 - John Kruk

John Kruk is best known for his time with the Phillies during the first half of the 1990s, where he was the essense of a blue collar baseball player (just read the quote on the back of this card). He was tough as nails and not afraid to get dirty. Kruk, Darren Daulton and Lenny Dykstra turned me into a Phillie fan after they beat the Braves in the NLCS in '93. They were fun to watch and brought their hard drinking, hard partying attitude onto the field with them.

These days Kruk can be seen as an analyst for ESPN where I think he's probably the best on Baseball Tonight these days. He's not afraid to say what he thinks.

What jumps out at you immediately from this picture is how skinny he was.

This is the John Kruk we all remember.

John Kruk's career statistics


bloggerDK said...

And his wife told him he's not as disgusting to her as he used to be.