seniorpaul wrote:John Kruk. A role model for softball players everywhere.
Kruk was great. Lots of fun players on that early 90s Phils team -- Dykstra, Daulton, Schilling. The team I loved growing up was the mid 70s to early 80s Phillies. Getting to root for that team growing up (and having them deliver on a title) really helped make me a baseball fan. Aside from the usual suspects that everyone knows about (Schmidt, Carlton, Rose, Bowa, McGraw) there were other guys that I remember fondly. I loved Greg "The Bull" Luzinski. Looking back at his stats, I forgot how good a hitter he was for a few years there. And Gary Maddox. Describing his range in CF, it was said that 2/3 of the earth is covered by water ... and the other third is covered by Gary Maddox. For some reason I really liked pitch-hitter extraordinaire Greg Gross. Maybe it was the funny name. Maybe it was that the guy was so committed to excellence in such a thankless role.