Thursday, March 10, 2016

Get To Know Your Reds - Part 49: Wayne Krenchicki

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,916 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2015 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Wayne Krenchicki

Born: September 7, 1954, Trenton, New Jersey
Signed: 1976, by the Orioles
Debut: 1979, with the Orioles
Reds Debut: 1982
Reds Stats: 332 games at 3B/IF over 4 seasons, 701 PA, 12 HR, 79 RBI, .283 BA
Last Game: 1986, with the Expos

1982 Topps Traded #58T Wayne Krenchicki Front

Played for the Orioles, Reds, Tigers, Reds again, and the Expos.
When sent back to the Minors in 1981 to make room for Cal Ripken Jr., said I just don't care to be going back to Rochester. But they want to look at Cal... They still have to pay me. I guess I'll just stay in a hotel and go fishing every day."
Played in the Senior Professional Baseball Association shortly after retirement.
Went on the manage in the Brewers farm system.
Has been the manager of the independent Evansville Otters since 2008.

1983 Fleer #594 Wayne Krenchicki Front

Number of cards: 62
Number of cards as a Red: 18
Number of cards in my collection: 12 (67%)

1985 Donruss #140 Wayne Krenchicki Front

Go Reds

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