Monday, January 26, 2009

Craig Andrew Breslow

Craig Andrew Breslow has been dubbed "The Smartest Man in Baseball" by a Twins sportswriter. When he was 12, his 2 year older sister, was diagnosed with pediatric thyroid cancer. It started an interest in medicine, he went to Yale where he got a B.A. in molecular bio physics and bio chemistry. He was the Captain of the Yale baseball team.

He was drafted in the 26th round by the Brewers in 2002. He was released by the Brewers July 6, 1984 and in March of 2005 was signed as a free agent by the Padres. He went 0-0 in 14 games pitching 16.3 innings pitched with a 2.20 ERA. In February of 200 he signed as a free agent with the Red Sox, he also pitched for the Indians, in 2008 he pitched for the Twins.

The card is part of a team issued set by Upper Deck from 2005. This is the kind of set I like, almost complete team set with coaches, using good photos and a flat finish so they are easier to sign. I got this signed through the mail when Breslow was with the Red Sox in 2006


Dinged Corners said...

Somehow, the flat finish always seems classier.

Anonymous said...

I just got my first Breslow auto this past Friday at TwinsFest.

Bay Rat North West said...

Nice blog. I have a buddy down in San Diego that is a huge Padre fan. Gonna let him know about this.
As far as Reds cards are concerned I only accept those that will be graded PSA 10 or better, superfractors and game used showing the Pope in a Reds hat. Rare, but out there.
Just kidding. If it has been cut in quarters, stapled and duct taped together as long as it is Reds it will be given a loving home. All others are staples only.
Joe Cuevas
145 South 600 East
No. 13
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Let me know if there are any Padres or whatnot you are looking for.