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Encyclopedia > Joe Crede
Joe Crede

Chicago White Sox — No. 24
Third Baseman
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
September 12, 2000 for the Chicago White Sox
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2006 Season)
Batting average     .262
hits     593
home runs     104
RBI's     345

Joseph Antonio Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who is currently the starting third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. Image File history File links JoeCrede. ... The position of the third baseman Third base redirects here. ... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings <no city in official name, but based in Chicago> (1901-1903) Ballpark U.S. Cellular Field (1991–present) Comiskey...

Crede attended Fatima High School (The Comets) in Westphalia, Missouri where he led them to district and state championships as a pitcher. Crede was drafted by the White Sox in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft and made his debut with the team in 2000. Joe Crede is currently signed to a 1 year deal worth $2,675,000. Westphalia is a city located in Osage County, Missouri. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

Crede was a member of the White Sox when they won the World Series in 2005, their first championship in 88 years. The highlight of his postseason came in game two of the American League Championship Series when he hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...

Career Statistics

Crede has established himself as one of the best fielding third basemen in Major League Baseball. Though he has not won a Gold Glove award, he is generally considered an excellent fielder, and he has a .964 fielding percentage, high for a third baseman. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...

Offensively, Crede has been less consistent. Though his homerun totals have increased every year since he joined the majors, his career batting average is only .265. Through September 11th 2006, Crede was batting .298 with 29 homeruns and 91 RBI, career highs in all 3 categories. He also won the 2006 Silver Slugger Award for third base. Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ...

Personal life

Joe Crede is married to Lisa Crede. Together, they have two daughters, Lucy Renee Crede, born on Sept. 27, and Anna Marie Crede born November 2003. Crede is close friends with A.J. Pierzynski and Aaron Rowand. Anthony John Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ... Aaron Ryan Rowand (born August 29, 1977 in Portland, Oregon) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies after spending several years with the Chicago White Sox. ...

Joe appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, on October 28, just days after the White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years. Winfrey noted that third baseman Joe Crede is considered a heartthrob. The Oprah Winfrey Show is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest rated talk show in television history. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

"I'm sure my wife doesn't want to hear that," Crede responded, though he did joke, "I think it's just the hair."

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • [1] - salary information

  Results from FactBites:
Joe Crede - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (579 words)
Joe Crede (born April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently is the third baseman for the Chicago White Sox.
Crede was drafted by the White Sox in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Crede himself, since his 2000 debut, has been a player that rapidly falls in and out of favor with the fanbase, due to his dual penchants to underachieve most of the time, and suddenly redeem himself with sudden, dramatic, late-inning acts of heroism.
Joe Crede : Rotoworld.com - Joe Crede Biography from Rotoworld.com (816 words)
Crede has four homers this month, matching his total from April, and is batting.333 in 51 at-bats during May. Impressive is that he's struck out a total of 10 times in 131 at-bats.
Joe Crede, who was sidelined Wednesday with flu-like symptoms, returned to the lineup tonight and went 2-for-5.
Joe Crede went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI Saturday as the White Sox beat the Cubs 9-3.
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