35 Facts About Carl Crawford


Carl Demonte Crawford was born on August 5,1981, and nicknamed "The Perfect Storm", is an American former professional baseball left fielder.

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Carl Crawford played in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Carl Crawford led the American League in stolen bases and triples four times each while with Tampa Bay.

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Carl Crawford is a native of the Fifth Ward area of Houston.

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Carl Crawford participated in the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program, and attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas, and was a letterman in football, basketball, and baseball.

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Carl Crawford was offered scholarships to play basketball as a point guard at UCLA.

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Carl Crawford had an option to play college football as an option quarterback at Nebraska, USC, Oklahoma, Florida, and Tulsa.

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Carl Crawford had originally signed a letter of intent to play football for Nebraska, but he turned down both offers in favor of a baseball career.

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Carl Crawford was drafted by the Devil Rays in the second round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft.

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Carl Crawford made his Major League debut at the young age of 20 on July 20,2002, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Carl Crawford's first hit was in that game, a two RBI single off Steve Parris.

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Carl Crawford played in 63 games for the Devil Rays in 2002, batting.

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In 2004, Carl Crawford stole 59 bases, again leading the league and posting the second-highest total in the majors that season.

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Carl Crawford was selected for the All Star Game, played in his hometown of Houston, and was named Devil Rays team MVP in 2004 by the BBWAA.

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Carl Crawford again led the league with 15 triples and placed third in steals.

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On July 5,2006, against the Boston Red Sox, Carl Crawford became only the eighth player in history to get 200 stolen bases before his 25th birthday.

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Carl Crawford won a Fielding Bible Award for his defensive excellence in left field during the season.

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Carl Crawford was named an All-Star for the second time in 2007, becoming the first Devil Ray to receive the honor more than once.

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On May 3,2009, Carl Crawford tied a modern-era record by stealing six bases in a game against the Boston Red Sox, part of a team-record eight total stolen bases.

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On July 14,2009, Carl Crawford represented Tampa Bay in the 2009 All Star Game, where he was named MVP for a leaping catch at the top of the 8-foot outfield wall to prevent a possible go-ahead home run by Rockies outfielder Brad Hawpe.

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Carl Crawford won his second consecutive Fielding Bible Award and third overall at left field.

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Carl Crawford is the 7th player in history to reach that mark before his 29th birthday.

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Carl Crawford finished the 2010 season with a career-high 19 home runs and 90 RBIs.

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On December 8,2010, Carl Crawford signed a seven-year, $142-million contract with the Boston Red Sox.

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Carl Crawford had wrist surgery to repair cartilage damage, but had discomfort in his elbow and was told he had a sprained ligament.

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Carl Crawford had a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League, Double-A Portland, and Triple-A Pawtucket to recover from both injuries.

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Carl Crawford made his 2012 regular season debut on July 16,2012, against the Chicago White Sox.

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Carl Crawford got off to a hot start with the Dodgers in 2013, hitting.

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Carl Crawford finished the regular season with his highest batting average since leaving Tampa Bay.

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Carl Crawford appeared in 69 games for the Dodgers in 2015, hitting.

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Carl Crawford was included on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2022 when it was announced on November 22,2021.

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Carl Crawford was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1st round of the 2013 MLB draft, 17th overall.

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Carl Crawford has a son with Lozada and two children from a previous relationship.

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In May 2020, Carl Crawford was arrested and charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend in the presence of their one-year-old daughter.

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Carl Crawford is CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, an independent record label based in Houston.

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