Thursday, April 28, 2016

#528 - Bill Krueger

What a card: Here is the card foretold by the checklist in the previous post. Was it worth the advance knowledge?

My observation on the front: So much green. I like it.

More opinion from me: Bill Krueger arrived in the majors in 1983, one year before the first "Nightmare On Elm Street" movie, starring one of the most famous slasher characters of all-time, Freddy Krueger. Both Kruegers continued to work through the '80s and into the '90s. I'm guessing that Bill was called "Freddy" at least once. That claw hand could have helped him develop a new pitch.

Something you might know: Krueger pitched for 13 seasons with eight different teams. After struggling for years to stay in the majors, he enjoyed success with the Mariners during the early '90s.

Something you might not know: Krueger went into cardiac arrest after stepping off an elliptical machine at the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue, Wash., in 2012. Several staff members, who were trained in emergency situations, revived Krueger and tended to him until emergency responders arrived. Krueger later credited the club workers for saving his life.

 My observation on the back: I wonder if he took photos of basketball?

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.

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