(September 17, 1954 – October 16, 2018)
Former Reds infielder Wayne Krenchicki passed away Tuesday at the age of 64. He also played for the Orioles, Tigers, and Expos, as well as the Senior Professional Baseball League, and went on to manage in the minor leagues.
— Frontier League (@FLProBaseball) October 17, 2018
The Atlantic League joins the baseball community in mourning the loss of Wayne Krenchicki, who passed away at the age of 64 on Tuesday.
— Atlantic League (@AtlanticLg) October 17, 2018
We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Red Wings All-Star INF Wayne Krenchicki.
Krenchicki played in 309 games for the Wings from 1978-81. RIP, Wayne 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZRQM0qZF4L
— Rochester Red Wings (@RocRedWings) October 18, 2018
— Eduardo Perez (@PerezEd) October 16, 2018
— Pro Star Management (@prostarmgmt) October 17, 2018
Back in 2007 when I headed up Baseball Operations for the Newark Bears minor league baseball team, John Brandt & I hired Wayne Krenchicki as manager, and we won the Atlantic League title.
Chick passed away yesterday at 64.
— Jim Cerny (@JimCerny) October 17, 2018
The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame is saddened to learn of the passing of UMSHoF member Wayne Krenchicki…a 1990 inductee and a great guy. Prayers go out to his family and friends and all Canes fans who watched him play.https://t.co/g0SwmANa1i
— @umsportshalloffame (@UMSHoF) October 17, 2018
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hurricanes great Wayne Krenchicki. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. pic.twitter.com/udLW1Fu0wF
— Canes Baseball (@CanesBaseball) October 17, 2018
Remembering former Reds infielder Wayne Krenchicki (1954-2018): https://t.co/cncBa4wEPy
— Enquirer Sports (@ENQSports) October 17, 2018
RIP #Reds infielder Wayne Krenchicki (1982-85), best known for photo in 1982 Media Guide. Reds used White-Out on mustache that violated facial hair ban when acquired from #Orioles as spring training opened. Chicki, 64, was mgr of Evansville @EvilleOtters. pic.twitter.com/gO3jdLDKrR
— John Kiesewetter (@TVKiese) October 18, 2018
RIP Wayne Krenchicki. #MLB infielder with #Orioles, #Reds, #Tigers, and #Expos. A 1st round draft pick in 1976, the #UniversityOfMiami labeled him their best SS in school history! [His Story: https://t.co/XBxGuLUsTT] (Image = 1980 #Topps) pic.twitter.com/YOdoGtCL4T
— Baseball Almanac (@BaseballAlmanac) October 17, 2018
In my never-ending quest to obtain an autograph on every 1984 Topps Reds card, Kelly Paris got me one step closer today. This request was sent out at the end of October 2012, and was returned to me today with both cards signed. This is now the thirteenth card out of thirty-three (including the traded series) that I have obtained with an autograph. There are a couple that I know will be near-impossible, and I am resigned to the fact that I will likely never have the entire set signed, but it’s a fun project nonetheless.
In just eight days, former Reds pitcher Charlie Puleo answered my autograph request. I had sent two cards to him last week, his 1984 Topps (above) and 1984 Fleer (below), and he signed both.
Whenever I send an autograph request, I usually add a few questions in my letter to the player. Most of the time, the cards come back signed but the answers come back unanswered. That’s fine; I understand they don’t have a lot of time and I am ecstatic just to get the autographs. But Mr. Puleo took the extra time to answer my question.
I wrote, “I was also wondering what your favorite part of playing in Cincinnati was? Did you ahve a favorite part of the city when you weren’t playing? What was your game-day routine? Did you have a specific meal you ate before you pitched?” His reply is below.
How awesome is that? Too bad he didn’t name the restaurant. I’m thinking maybe the Spaghetti Factory, but I can’t be sure.