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Roy Bunyan Cromer III
Born: November 21, 1967 in Lake City, S.C.
Debut: 1993 | Pos: SS
H: 6’2″ | W: 165 | B: R | T: R

8 196 524 54 118 12 48 0 .225

>> Visit the Tripp Cromer biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.

Tripp Cromer, a native of Lake City, South Carolina, has played as a shortstop in parts of eight seasons in Major League Baseball.

Prior to his professional career, Cromer played for the University of South Carolina.  He was selected in the third round of the 1989 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos.

He debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1993. Playing in just 10 games that season, Cromer had 2 hits in 23 at-bats. A season later, he appeared in just 2 game with the Cardinals, scoring a run in no official at-bats. In 1995, he had the opportunity to play in 105 games, collecting 78 hits in 345 at-bats with 19 doubles, 5 home runs, 18 runs batted in and a .226 batting average.

Cromer was back in the majors in 1997 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit .291 in 1997 with 4 home runs and 20 runs batted in in 28 games. Since then, Cromer has played sparingly in the major leagues.

In 2003, he hit four home runs and drove in 36 runs for New Orleans of the Pacific Coast League. He was called up by the Astros in May 2003 and had a hit in 4 at-bats in 3 games.  He drove in one run.

His brother DT Cromer has also appeared in the major leagues.