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Encyclopedia > Bobby Crosby
Bobby Crosby

Oakland Athletics — No. 7
Shortstop
Born: January 12, 1980 (1980-01-12) (age 28)
Lakewood, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
September 22003 for the Oakland Athletics
Selected MLB statistics
(through June 4, 2008)
Batting average     .243
Home runs     51
Runs batted in     205
Teams
Highlights and awards

Robert Edward (Bobby) Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003. The son of former major league infielder Ed Crosby, he bats and throws right-handed. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 487 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 616 pixel, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Justin Lafferty I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Location of Lakewood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1954-04-16 [2] Government  - Mayor Larry Van Nostran [1] Area  - City  9. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Motto: Location of Lakewood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1954-04-16 [2] Government  - Mayor Larry Van Nostran [1] Area  - City  9. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... An infielder is a baseball player who plays on the infield, the dirt portion of a baseball diamond between first base and third base. ... Topps baseball card - 1976 Series, #457 Edward Carlton Crosby (born May 26, 1949 in Long Beach, California) is a former utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ...


Crosby attended La Quinta High School in Westminster, California alongside Texas Rangers catcher Gerald Laird and California State University, Long Beach with Seattle Mariners outfielder Jeremy Reed. In 2004, he took over the Athletics' shortstop duties from 2002 American League Most Valuable Player Miguel Tejada, who signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent. La Quinta High School is a high school in Westminster, California and is a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District. ... Location of Westminster within Orange County, California. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Gerald Lee Laird (born November 13, 1979 in Westminster, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers. ... The Walter Pyramid, the Universitys most prominent sporting complex and most recognizable landmark. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... This article is about the American sportsman. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Miguel Odalis Tejada (born May 25, 1974 in Baní, Dominican Republic) is currently the shortstop of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...

Contents

Rookie of the Year

In his first full season, Crosby hit .239 with 22 home runs and 64 RBI. He also led American League rookies in hits (130), doubles (34) and walks (58), and was third among AL players with 4.17 pitches per plate appearance. These numbers earned Crosby Rookie of the Year honors, the sixth Athletics player to do so after Harry Byrd (1952), José Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), Walt Weiss (1988), and Ben Grieve (1998). Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Harry Byrd can refer to different people: Harry Byrd: a Major League Baseball player Harry F. Byrd, Sr. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... José Canseco y Capas, Jr. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Walter William Weiss (born November 28, 1963 in Tuxedo, New York) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Benjamin Grieve (born May 4, 1976 in Arlington, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ...


In addition to becoming the sixth Athletics player to be named Rookie of the Year, he was the second shortstop in a row to win the award (after Angel Berroa of the Kansas City Royals). He was also the eighth shortstop in 22 seasons to earn top rookie honors, the others being Cal Ripken, Jr. (1982), Ozzie Guillén (1985), Weiss (1988), Pat Listach (1992), Derek Jeter (1996), Nomar Garciaparra (1997), and Berroa (2003). Ángel Berroa (born January 27, 1978) is a Dominican baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... Oswaldo José Guillén Barrios (born January 20, 1964 in Ocumare del Tuy, Miranda State, Venezuela), well known as Ozzie Guillén , is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball and the current manager of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1985 throughout the world. ... Patrick Allan Listach (born September 12, 1967 in Natchitoches, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball shortstop in the 1990s. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra[1] (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California)[2] is an American baseball player who currently plays third base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...


Crosby was just a vote shy of being a unanimous pick, despite his batting average being the lowest ever for a Rookie of the Year. He also struck out 141 times, fourth-most in the AL, and the team's most since Canseco had 152 in 1991. For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ...


In 2005, Crosby was followed as Rookie of the Year by A's closer Huston Street. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Huston Lowell Street (born August 2, 1983, in Austin, Texas) is a relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, currently best known for winning the 2005 American League Rookie of the Year. ...


Personal

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly refered to as Mormons. His younger brother, Blake Crosby, played college baseball at Brigham Young University and currently plays college baseball at Sacramento State. His older brother, Brian Crosby, is an artist for Walt Disney Imagineering. The term Mormon is a colloquial name, most-often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... California State University, Sacramento, better known as Sacramento State, Sac State, or CSUS, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California. ...


See also

The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played or managed in Major League Baseball, plus a few grandfathers with grandsons. ...

External links

Preceded by
Angel Berroa
American League Rookie of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
Huston Street
Preceded by
Angel Berroa
Players Choice AL Most Outstanding Rookie
2004
Succeeded by
Huston Street

  Results from FactBites:
 
Bobby Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (295 words)
Robert Edward (Bobby) Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003.
In 2004 Crosby took over the Athletics' shortstop duties from 2002 American League MVP Miguel Tejada, who signed with the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent.
Crosby, the son of former major league infielder Ed Crosby, was just a vote shy of being a unanimous pick despite his batting average was the lowest ever for a rookie of the year.
CBC Sports: Crosby leads AL rookie race (555 words)
If the Oakland A' s were to evaluate shortstop Bobby Crosby on statistics alone this season, he'd likely receive an A. But on Monday, he'd settle for ROY, as in rookie of the year.
Crosby, the Pacific Coast League's top rookie in 2003, changed his batting stance after a shaky first month in the big leagues.
Crosby quickly established himself as a star-in-waiting, leading all AL rookies in runs (70), home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage (.426).
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