Joe Crede

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  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/230

Joe Crede MLB Career Stats

.254 140 470 4 .748

Joe Crede Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Crede
  • Born: 4/26/1978 in Jefferson City, MO
  • Draft: 1996, Chicago White Sox, 5th rd. (137th overall)
  • High School: Fatima, Westphalia, MO
  • Debut: September 12, 2000
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MLB Career Stats 3101 392 787 140 470 4 .254 .304 .748


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Joe Crede Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Chi White Sox AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2006 Chi White Sox AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/01/2002 Chi White Sox AL
06/25/2006 Chi White Sox AL
06/08/2008 Chi White Sox AL

MLBPAA White Sox Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2008 Chi White Sox AL

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Charlotte INT

SOU Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2000 Birmingham SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Birmingham SOU

Joe Crede Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 30 19th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2006 94 24th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2006 .506 21st in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2004 10 18th in AL
2005 8 24th in AL
2006 7 25th in AL

Joe Crede Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 19, 2011 Colorado Rockies signed free agent Joe Crede.
November 5, 2009 3B Joe Crede elected free agency.
October 19, 2009 Minnesota Twins activated 3B Joe Crede.
October 7, 2009 Minnesota Twins reassigned 3B Joe Crede to the minor leagues.
September 8, 2009 Minnesota Twins activated 3B Joe Crede from the 15-day disabled list.
August 29, 2009 Minnesota Twins placed 3B Joe Crede on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 22, 2009. Strained lower back.

Joseph Crede Bio Info

Chicago White Sox fifth round pick in the June, 1996 First-Year Player Draft...signed by scouts Doug Laumann and Paul Provas (White Sox)...wife Lisa...daughters Anna and Lucy...was honored in his hometown of Westphalia, MO. with "Joe Crede Day" on 11/6/05 and presented by the mayor of Westphalia with the keys to the city. 2010 Did not play the entire season as a free agent. 2009 Played his first season with Minnesota after spending nine seasons with the Chicago White Sox...hit his first home run, 4/10 at CWS...had game-winning walk-off double in 11th inning, 4/4 vs. TOR...homered in consecutive games, 5/12 and 13 vs. DET, including a walk-off grand slam in 13th inning...homered in three straight games, 5/23-28...hit in eight straight games, 4/24-5/4 and in 12 of 13 games, 4/24-5/14, hitting four home runs and collecting 12 rbi during that span...ninth career two-homer game and tied season-high with four RBI, 7/11 vs. CWS...placed on the 15-day disabled list, 8/28 with a lower back strain...reinstated, 9/8...had season-ending back surgery, 9/25. 2008 Appeared in 97 games with the White Sox after being sidelined with a lower-back injury...sixth straight Opening Day start at third base for Sox...had sixth career four-hit game, 4/6 at DET...hit fifth career grand slam, 8/7 vs. MIN and homered the next game...sixth career grand slam, 4/13 vs. DET...recorded eighth career game-ending hit, 4/24 vs. NYY...recorded 22 RBI in April, including seven home runs...hit five home runs with 12 RBI in a four game span, 6/4-8, including back-to-back multi-homer games...named AL Co-Player of the Week with Texas' Milton Bradley, 6/2-8, hitting .611 (11-for-18)...named to first career AL All-Star team as reserve and went 0-for-1...placed on the disabled list, 7/22 with lumbar back inflammation... reinstated 8/25...went 4-for-23 (.174) in seven games before leaving a game on 8/2 at Cleveland with tightness in lower back, and did not return the rest of the season...batted .319 (44-for-138) with 12 home runs and 37 RBI vs. AL Central opponents...led all AL third basemen with a career-high 20 errors. 2007 Appeared in just 47 games after undergoing season-ending back surgery on 6/12 ... the microdiscectomy was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles ... the 47 games played marked his lowest season total since 2001 (17) ... his .216 (36-167) average was down from his career-high ledger in 2006 (.283) ... compiled a .971 fielding percentage (4 E/137 TC) ... all four home runs came off right-handers and were hit on the road ... hit .298 (14-47) with runners in scoring position ... went 7-34 (.206) vs. left-handers and 29- 133 (.218) vs. righties ... batted .063 (1-16) in the No. 5 position in the order, .250 (18-72) at No. 6, .211 (15-71) at No. 7, .500 (2-4) at No. 8 and .000 (0-4) at No. 9 ... made his fifth straight Opening Day start at third base, the longest streak by a Sox third baseman since Robin Ventura (seven, 1990-96) ... collected a season-high three hits on 4/13 at Cleveland ... was ejected on 4/15 at Cleveland for arguing balls and strikes ... recorded the final assist in Mark Buehrle's no-hitter on 4/18 vs. Texas ... did not play on 5/18 at the Cubs after being struck by a ground ball in the face during batting practice ... left game on 5/20 at the Cubs with lower back inflammation and missed the following three games ... hit a game-ending sacrifice fly on 5/25 vs. Tampa Bay ... had one hit in his final 18 at-bats (.056) and was held homerless in his last 34 ... appeared in his last game on 6/4 vs. the Yankees, going 0-4 with an RBI ... was placed on the disabled list on 6/6 with lower back inflammation. 2006 Received his first Silver Slugger Award and was named the third baseman on The Sporting News American League All-Star Team after setting career highs in average (.283), hits (154), doubles (31), home runs (30), RBI (94), runs scored (76), total bases (275) and extra-base hits (61) ... became the first third baseman in White Sox history to win the Silver Slugger Award ... compiled a career-best .978 (10 E/1,260 TC) fielding percentage, third-best among AL third basemen ... was one of a franchise-record four Sox players to hit 30 home runs in one season, joining Jermaine Dye (44), Jim Thome (42) and Paul Konerko (35) ... joined Bill Melton (1969-71) as the only third basemen in White Sox history to hit 20-plus homers in three consecutive seasons ... his 30 home runs are the thirdhighest total in club history by a third baseman, trailing only Bill Melton (33 in 1972) and Robin Ventura (32 in 1996) ... ranked among the Top 25 in the AL in home runs (19th), slugging percentage (21st, .508) and RBI (24th) ... also ranked among AL third baseman leaders in numerous categories (see box at right) ... was named AL Player of the Week for 6/19-25, hitting .429 with four homers and nine RBI ... average was above .300 as late as 9/13 ... 20 of his 30 home runs came off right-handers ... tied for second on the team with seven sacrifice flies ... batted .343 (46-134) with runners in scoring position, .351 (20-57) with RISP and two outs and .364 (8-22) with the bases loaded (.286/.232/.250 in 2005) ... his three grand slams tied for the second-highest total in club history (Pete Ward in 1964) ... hit .429 (27-63) in the No. 5 position in the order, .241 (47-195) at No. 6 and .273 (75-275) at No. 7 ... was 0-4 on 9/5 at Boston in his lone start batting third ... hit seven home runs and drove in 19 in 17 interleague games ... the seven homers tied for third in the major leagues, and his 19 RBI tied for sixth ... recorded 18 RBI in 19 games vs. Kansas City and hit .351 (13-37) with five homers and 11 RBI at Detroitfs Comerica Park ... homered in back-to-back contests five times and posted two multihomer games (6/20 vs. St. Louis and 8/23 at Detroit) ... recorded 40 multihit efforts, fourth-most on the team ... compiled a pair of 10-game hitting streaks and matched his career high with four hits on four occasions (last, 8/29 vs. Tampa Bay) ... made his fourth straight Opening Day start at third base, the longest streak by a White Sox third baseman since Ventura (1990-96) ... collected at least one RBI in seven straight games from 4/7-14 (nine total) ... matched his career high with four hits, two home runs and four runs scored on 6/20 vs. St. Louis ... tied for eighth in the AL with 21 RBI in June, a career monthly best ... left the game on 7/4 vs. Baltimore in the fourth inning with a bruised left forearm ... hit eight home runs in July, tied for sixth in the AL ... set new career highs with his 23rd home run on 8/1 at Kansas City and his 78th RBI on 8/9 vs. the Yankees, courtesy of a three-run homer ... hit two solo homers on 8/23 at Detroit (No. 100 and 101 of his career) ... sat out three straight games from 9/7-9 with lower back pain ... snapped an 0-28 streak with a single on 9/23 vs. Seattle ... hit his 30th home run on 9/24 vs. Seattle, his first since 9/1 ... batted .075 (3-40) over his last 13 games. 2005 Ranked third among AL third basemen with a .971 (10 E/348 TC) fielding percentage and fifth with a then career-high 22 home runs ... became the fourth Sox third baseman to hit 20-plus home runs in back-to-back seasons, joining Robin Ventura (1995-96), Bill Melton (1969-71, '73-74) and Pete Ward (1963-64) ... finished fourth on the Sox in home runs ... 18 of his 22 home runs came off right-handers ... hit .286 (30-105) with runners in scoring position ... batted .304 in July, .103 in August and .379 in September ... committed just three errors in his final 33 games ... also hit safely in his last 10 starts, going 13-39 (.333) with five homers and 10 RBI ... recorded his fourth career multihomer game on 9/20 vs. Cleveland, including his fifth career game-ending shot in the 10th inning that gave the Sox a 7-6 win and extended their division lead over the Indians to 3.5 games ... was on the disabled list from 8/26-9/10 with a fractured right middle finger sustained when he was hit by a pitch on 8/25 at Minnesota (Jesse Crain) ... went 49 straight games without an error from 5/16-7/20 ... played the final three months with a pair of herniated discs in his lower back ... compiled a career-high, 14-game hitting streak from 4/9-23 (.408, 20-49) ... made his first major-league appearance at shortstop on 4/27 at Oakland ... also received his first career ejection in that game for arguing with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ... made his third straight Opening Day start at third base, the longest streak by a Sox player since Robin Ventura made seven in a row from 1990-96 ... missed two games on 9/27-28 at Detroit to return to Missouri for the birth of his second daughter, Lucy Renee. 2004 Hit a then career-high 21 home runs ... was one of a club-record six Sox players to hit at least 20 home runs ... ranked seventh among AL third basemen in home runs and RBI (69) ... his .965 fielding percentage ranked fifth among AL third basemen and was the highest by an everyday Sox third baseman since Robin Ventura in 1998 (.966) ... average declined from .261 in 2003 to .239, third-lowest among AL regulars ... his .299 on-base percentage was the second-lowest in the AL behind teammate Jose Valentin (.287) ... 17 of 21 home runs came vs. righthanders ... recorded his third career multihomer game on 9/23 vs. Kansas City, including a game-ending, threerun shot of Jeremy Affeldt in the ninth ... posted five game-ending plays: single on 4/14 vs. Kansas City, sacrifice fly on 4/23 vs. Tampa Bay and 5/1-1 vs. Toronto, home run on 7/24 vs. Detroit and 9/23 vs. Kansas City ... homered in consecutive games three times ... became the first Sox player since Robin Ventura (1990-96) to make back-toback Opening Day starts at third ... collected a career-high four hits on 6/2 at Oakland ... hit safely in a season-best nine straight games from 6/12-22 (.433, 13-30) ... started a triple play on 7/7 vs. Anaheim (5-4-3) ... matched his career high with two errors on 9/15 at Minnesota (also 4/3/03 at Kansas City) ... was 12-36 (.333) with four home runs and nine RBI in his final 10 games. 2003 Batted .261 with 19 home runs and 75 RBI in his first full season with the Sox ... ranked fourth among AL third basemen in home runs, fourth in fielding percentage (.964) and fifth in RBI ... did not commit an error over his final 34 games ... last error came on 8/17 at Texas ... 10 of his 14 errors came before the break ... batted .325 (54-166) with 25 extra-base hits over his final 45 games ... hit .308 (72-234) with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in the second half after hitting just .225 prior to the break ... hit six home runs in 12 games from 8/16-31 ... compiled a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 8/8-21, going 18-39 (.462) with two home runs, 10 RBI and six multihit efforts to raise his average from .232 to .254 ... six of 19 home runs came vs. Detroit ... hit a career-high three doubles on 9/27 at Kansas City ... homered in consecutive games on 8/17-21 ... hit second career game-ending home run on 5/25 vs. Detroit, a three-run shot off Steve Sparks in the 12th inning ... became the Sox seventh different Opening Day third baseman in seven seasons, following Jose Valentin (2002), Herbert Perry (2001), Craig Wilson (2000), Greg Norton (1999), Robin Ventura (1998) and Chris Snopek (1997). 2002 Combined to record 36 home runs and 100 RBI between Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox ... his .285 average with the Sox ranked third among AL rookies behind Toronto's Josh Phelps (.309) and Minnesota's Bobby Kielty (.291) ... also ranked among AL rookie leaders in home runs (T6th, 12), RBI (T10th, 35), total bases (T10th, 103) and extra-base hits (T10th, 22) despite appearing in just 53 games ... hit one home run every 16.7 at- bats, second-highest total on the Sox behind Magglio Ordonez (15.5) ... total would have ranked ninth in the AL if he had the required plate appearances ... collected 11 home runs and 32 RBI over his final 33 games ... improved average each month, from .125 in July to .247 in August to .333 in September ... was named AL Player of the Week for 8/26-9/1 after batting .409 (9-22), led the AL in RBI (11) and tied for the league lead with four home runs ... hit six homers in seven games from 8/23-31 ... recorded first career multihomer game (including a grand slam) with a career-high seven RBI on 8/27 vs. Toronto ... first home run tied game in the ninth and second was game-winner in the 11th ... had two game-ending hits (also 9/8 vs. Cleveland) ... home run on 8/23 vs. Tampa Bay was the 1,000th by a Sox player in new Comiskey Park history ... compiled an 11-game hitting streak from 9/13-25, going 19-41 (.463) with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI ... streak was the second-longest by an AL rookie in 2002 ... homered in consecutive games three times (last, 9/24-25) ... hit first major-league home run on 8/11 vs. Seattle (off James Baldwin) ... was recalled from Charlotte on 7/30. Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 10 Prospect in the International Leauge as well as Best Defensive Third Baseman in the IL for the second straight season at Class AAA Charlotte ... earned spot on the IL midseason and postseason All-Star Teams ... played in the Triple-A All-Star Game in Oklahoma City ... led Charlotte in all three Triple Crown categories (.312, 24 HR, 65 RBI) as well as slugging (.571) and on-base percentage (.359) ... ranks among Charlotte's career batting leaders in home runs (4th, 41), hits (5th, 240), doubles (5th, 55), RBI (6th, 130), average (8th, .292), at-bats (8th, 822) and games (10th, 219) ... named IL Batter of the Week for 5/27-6/3 after going 11-26 (.423) with six home runs and eight RBI ... recorded four multihomer games and also homered in three straight games from 5/30-6/1. 2001 Was named by Baseball America as the No. 5 Prospect in the White Sox organization in a preseason poll ... made 13 starts at third base ... did not commit an error in 35 chances ... hit .300 (6-20) with four RBI in seven games following recall from Class AAA Charlotte on 9/3 ... hit .167 (5-30) with three RBI in 10 games in first stint with the Sox from 6/8-20 ... hit first career triple on 6/17 at St. Louis. Spent most of the season at Charlotte, where he was selected by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Third Baseman in the International League ... was named to the midseason IL All-Star Team but did not appear in a game after his recall by the Sox ... ranked among the IL leaders in doubles (T3rd) and extra-base hits (5th, 52) ... hit four doubles on 5/10 vs. Indianapolis ... compiled two 12-game hitting streaks from 5/29-6/26 and 7/8-23. 2000 Was recalled by the White Sox on 9/11...made his major-league debut on 9/12 vs. Detroit...collected first hit (single) on 9/17 vs. Toronto and his first RBI on 9/29 vs. Kansas City...played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League, batting .293 (34-116) with one home run and 11 RBI. Named Most Valuable Player of the Southern League at Class AA Birmingham, the second time in three seasons he won his league honor (Carolina League in 1998) ... led the SL in hits (163), ranked second in RBI (94), third in average (.306), home runs (21), extra-base hits (56) and runs scored (84), tied for third in doubles (35) and was fourth in slugging percentage (.490) ... it was the second time in three seasons he finished in the top three in each of his league's Triple Crown categories ... among postseason honors he received from Baseball America: First-Team Minor League All-Star; No. 3 Prospect and Best Hitter For Average in the Sox organization; Best Batting Prospect and Best Defensive Third Baseman in the SL ... named the third baseman on The Sporting News All-Star Prospect Team ... led Class AA third basemen and was 10th among full season players in average ... his 163 hits ranked third and his 261 total bases seventh among Class AA players ... named to the SL mid and postseason All-Star Teams and was also a Double-A All-Star ... was named SL Player of the Month for August after hitting .321 (36-112) with seven home runs and 18 RBI ... named SL Player of the Week for 8/4-10 ... compiled hitting streaks of 13, 12 and 11 games ... collected five hits on 5/14 vs. Carolina ... recorded three multihomer games ... hit six home runs in seven games from 8/4-10, including three straight from 8/4-6. 1999 Appeared in 74 games at Birmingham before undergoing season-ending surgery for a broken right toe ... was named to the SL midseason All-Star Team ... was tabbed by Baseball America as the Best Hitter For Average in the Sox organization and Best Defensive Third Baseman in the SL ... reached base safely in 15 straight games from 4/18-5/2, including an 11-game hitting streak (.357, 15-42) ... posted a .328 (43-131) average at home. 1998 Was named the Carolina League Most Valuable Player at Class A Winston-Salem after falling two home runs short of winning the league Triple Crown ... led the CL with a .315 average and 88 RBI, tied for the lead with 92 runs scored and ranked second in hits (155) and slugging percentage (.514), tied for second in extra-base hits (55), tied for third in home runs (20), ranked fourth in doubles (32) and fifth in on-base percentage (.387) ... was the only player in the CL to hit .300 ... tabbed the No. 2 Propsect in both the CL and organization according to a postseason poll by Baseball America ... considered the Best Hitter for Average by the same publication ... was named to the CL mid and postseason All-Star teams ... was selected as the organization's Player of the Month in April and July, CL Player of the Month for July and CL Player of the Week twice ... named the organization's Charles W. Lubin Award winner ... compiled hitting streaks of 13 (5/11-25) and 18 games (7/6-26). 1997 Spent the season at Class A Hickory, appearing in 113 games at third base ... batted .304 combined in July and August ... drove in a run in six straight games from 5/13-20. 1996 Led Rookie Sarasota in hits (66), RBI (32), runs scored (30), doubles (17), home runs (four), total bases (97) and slugging percentage (.439) ... ranked second in the Gulf Coast League in doubles, and fourth in hits and total bases ... went 5-5 on 7/13 vs. the Royals ... was recommended/signed by Doug Laumann and Paul Provas.