Tuesday, November 13, 2012
no. 113 - jerry crider
Who is the man: Jerry Crider pitched in 32 games -- mostly in relief -- for his new team, the White Sox, in 1970. He was dealt to Chicago from Minnesota in May of that year.
Can ya dig it: This is another one of those cards that I obtained from my friend's older brother a long time ago. It's another upgrade candidate.
Right on: That's an awfully tight shot of a pitching wind-up pose. And I'll bet Crider doesn't even have a ball in that glove.
You see this cat Crider is a bad mother: After Crider retired from baseball in 1974, he moved to Mexico and became a hunting and fishing guide there for 17 years. Anyone willing to move from the U.S. to Mexico has got to have some bad-ass in them.
Shut your mouth: Crider's major league career was finished by the time this card came out. His last MLB season was 1970, and this is his only solo card.
No one understands him but his woman: Crider has been credited with helping find and name the Goulds turkey, the fifth North American species of turkey. I really don't know what that means, but it sounds impressive.
(A word about the back): You don't hear people mention the stat "chances accepted" anymore. I don't know if it was even mentioned that much in 1971.