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Craig Allen Grebeck (born December 29, 1964) is an American former professional baseball middle infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox, Florida Marlins, Anaheim Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Sox.

Craig Grebeck
Craig Grebeck - Birmingham Barons - 1988.jpg
Grebeeck in 1988
Born: (1964-12-29) December 29, 1964 (age 54)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1990, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 2, 2001, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.261
Home runs19
Runs batted in187

In 1989, Grebeck led the Southern League with 153 base hits.

Grebeck was mainly used as a backup in his career. Known for not wearing batting gloves, he hit .261, 19 home runs, 187 RBIs, and 518 hits in 752 major league games. Grebeck hit his first major league home run off of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who then proceeded to plunk Grebeck in his ribs the following week,[1] breaking a rib.[citation needed] As a member of the White Sox, the 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), 148 lb Grebeck had his locker right in between two of the biggest men in MLB history, Frank Thomas and Bo Jackson.[citation needed]

Grebeck was nicknamed 'The Little Hurt to our offense' by White Sox announcer Ken Harrelson.[2]


  1. ^ Chesterton, Eric (4 August 2018). "Robin Ventura fought Nolan Ryan in 1993". Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ Kuenster, Robert (20 September 2018). "Across More Than 50 Years In Baseball, Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson Was An Entertainer". Forbes. Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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