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Wayne Krenchicki

Wayne Krenchicki
Third baseman
Born: (1954-09-17) September 17, 1954 (age 61)
Trenton, New Jersey
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 15, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 22, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Batting average .266
Home runs 15
Runs batted in 124

Wayne Richard Krenchicki (born September 17, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. He played all or part of eight seasons in the majors from

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Major league career

Krenchicki was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles with the 7th pick in the first round of the 1976 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut with the Orioles in June 1979, then spending parts of the next two seasons with them. On August 7, 1981, he was sent to the minor leagues so the Orioles could call up prospect Cal Ripken, Jr. Krenchicki said, "I didn't expect it to happen. 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."[1]

Prior to the

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Over the next two seasons, Krenchicki returned to being the Reds backup at third base, behind Nick Esasky in

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  1. ^ Rosenfeld, Harvey (1995). Iron Man: The Cal Ripken, Jr., Story. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 49. ISBN 0-312-13524-6. 

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