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Claude Crocker

Claude Arthur Crocker
Born: July 20, 1924 in Caroleen, N.C. 
Died: Dec. 19, 2002 in Clinton, S.C.
Debut: 1944 | Pos: P
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 185 | B: R | T: R

2 0 0 3 1 5.1 2 6.75

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Claude Crocker, a former major league player and college coach, died December 19, 2002 in Clinton, S.C.

In parts of two seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Crocker pitched 5.1 innings and compiled a 6.75 ERA and a save. He finished his career with a perfect 1.000 batting average (1 hit in his only major league at-bat).

Crocker played football, baseball and basketball for the University of North Carolina. He then entered professional baseball, pitching for the Asheville Tourists and later for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

After his playing career, he returned to South Carolina and because a coach at Presbyterian College (Clinton, S.C.). He also served on the Governors Advisory Committee for Workers Compensation under four S.C. governors.

In 2000, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service from Presbyterian College.