Roger Craig, a former pitcher for Major League Baseball who passed away on June 4, 2023 at the age of 93, was a genuine baseball legend.
Craig’s contributions to baseball will be immortalized in the chronicles of the sport’s history due to his extraordinary career and unwavering devotion to the sport.
Roger Craig, who was born in Durham, North Carolina on 10 July 1929, began his path to prominence at an early age.
In 1955, he debuted as a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, signaling the beginning of an illustrious career that spanned more than a decade. On the mound, Craig’s remarkable repertoire of pitches and unmatched work ethic made him a formidable opponent.
Craig played for numerous teams throughout his tenure, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former #SFGiants Manager Roger Craig.
The “Humm Baby” skippered the Giants for eight seasons. His 586 wins are sixth-most in Giants history and third-most in the San Francisco era. pic.twitter.com/Rjnp7t9QeI
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 5, 2023
Due to his fierce competitiveness and unwavering commitment to the game, he garnered the respect of both spectators and fellow competitors.
His achievements as a pitcher included being named an All-Star in 1961 and assisting the Cardinals in winning the World Series in 1964.
Craig’s influence extended beyond his contributions as an athlete and into the sphere of coaching. Following his retirement as a player, he transitioned into coaching, bringing his abundance of knowledge and experience to multiple organizations. Notably, he managed the San Francisco Giants from 1985 to 1992, winning two National League West Division titles and garnering the respect of his players and colleagues.
Craig was known off the field for his kindness, humility, and commitment to his family.
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