Why did Chuck Knoblauch leave the New York Yankees?
Chuck Knoblauch became a free agent after the 2001 season and the Yankees decided not to sign him. His performance continued to decline after the 1999 season. His last year with the Yankees he was moved from Second Base (where he continued to have throwing problems)to Left Field. While he showed great progress in this area, his bat coninued to slow, he was plagued with minor injuries and towards the end of the season was platooned at Left Field with David Justice and others. In 2002 he signed with the Kansas City Royals. Assigned to Left Field, he was again plagued with injuries. As far as I know, he retired after his one year with the Royals. Answer When you are a second baseman who cannot throw to first, you become an expendable piece of a puzzle. In other words he stunk up the joint!
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\n. \nBeing a Minnesota Twins fan, I have often wondered the same thing. As far as I can tell he is out of pro baseball altogether. You have to wonder if he has turned down minor league deals because I'd think someone would give the guy another shot. I suppose he has a big pile of cash to sit on… at home. He was a great player with the Twins but the best contribution he made after 1991 was demanding a trade. We shipped the complainer off to the Yankees and got some great players in return (Guzman, Milton, and Buchanan). Soon after he became fixated on throwing the ball into the box seats on the first baseline whenever a routine grounder was hit to him.\n. \n Answer \n. \nHe's in his second year of retirement, after refusing a minor league assignment in 2003. Here's an April 2004 article from the NY Times:\n. \nCurrent and Ex-Yankee United by a Coach\nBy JACK CURRY\n. \nBOSTON, April 16 They have a bond that is loose yet strong. They played baseball for the same high school, a decade apart. They were deeply influenced by the same coach, who was the father of one of them. They both made it to the major leagues and played for the Yankees. One is still here, while the other is not and does not miss it.\n. \nBubba Crosby is the one who is still here, barely hanging on to his roster spot as the Yankees get ready to activate Travis Lee. Chuck Knoblauch is the occasional mentor, the more accomplished graduate of Bellaire High School in Houston and the son of the man who taught Crosby to throw a curveball.\n. \nNow that the 35-year-old Knoblauch is in his second year of retirement, he watches more baseball from his couch in Houston than he did while he was playing for 12 seasons. When Knoblauch sees Crosby play, he smiles. He smiles because he knows Crosby and, just as important, because he loves Crosby's style.\n. \n"Not that there aren't other guys who can play the game the right way, but he does play it the right way," Knoblauch said. "There aren't many guys who will run into a fence because they're worried about all the money they make. Bubba is all about baseball. He's a throwback."\n. \nThere is another profound reason Knoblauch relishes Crosby's success, something any child who has lost a parent could understand. Knoblauch's father, Ray, who died two years ago after battling Alzheimer's disease, was the pitching coach for Bellaire in 1994, and Crosby was the ace who powered the team to a state title. \n. \nSo when Knoblauch thinks of the dozens of players his father affected, he has fond thoughts of Crosby, who may have been one of the final players who benefited from his father's coaching wisdom. Shortly after Bellaire's title, the Knoblauchs noticed that Ray was slurring his speech, and the doctors' appointments started. In a way, Crosby's inspired play is a link to Ray, too.\n. \n"That was probably the last year that he was really effective as a coach," Chuck Knoblauch said in a telephone interview. "He started having trouble completing his sentences after that. My dad knew pitching. He helped a lot of those kids."\n. \nWhen Crosby, an underdog 27-year-old outfielder who has already popped two home runs and has made the Yankees think about shipping Kenny Lofton elsewhere, was asked what Ray taught him, he said, "Everything." \n. \nCrosby learned an immense amount from Coach Knob, as he called him. He learned how to toss a 12-to-6 curve, meaning that the pitch tumbled from the 12 on the clock to the 6, like one of Barry Zito's lollipops. Crosby learned how to throw a changeup that was more a palmball, and he used it for a strikeout that sent the Bellaire Cardinals into the 1994 championship game.\n. \n"That was the last year he was a pitching coach on a daily basis," Crosby said. "They didn't really tell us why or maybe they hadn't diagnosed it yet, but there was a difference. He wasn't around as much."\n. \nWhile Crosby was playing for Bellaire, Chuck Knoblauch, then a star for the Minnesota Twins, sometimes returned to his school to work out. Crosby studied him, yet was afraid to say anything. He revered Knoblauch from afar and still does.\n. \n"I'm in the big leagues now, but I view him the way I did when I was a kid," Crosby said. "He was in the big leagues for 10, 12 years. He's got four World Series rings. He was always someone I was looking up to when I was trying to get here."\n. \nEven though Crosby has Knoblauch's phone number programmed in his cellphone, he said he would never call Knoblauch. Crosby said it was simply a way of showing respect for a player after whom he patterned his patient, pesky offensive approach. It was good enough for Knoblauch to collect 1,839 career hits. Crosby has 1,836 to go.\n. \n"I heard there's Bubba mania in New York," Knoblauch said. "They love him because of the way he plays. I'm very happy for him and his family. If my dad was still around, he'd be just as proud."\n. \nDespite Knoblauch's enthusiasm about Crosby, he stressed that he enjoyed being retired.\n. \n"There's not one bone in my body that wishes I was playing," Knoblauch said.\n. \nHe and Crosby are not buddies, but they are friendly. They have not spoken to each other in two months, but they get updates through mutual friends. Besides, the last time they spoke was one of the most important conversations Crosby has had about his stop-and-go career.\n. \nKnoblauch invited Crosby to dinner in Houston before spring training and sensed that Crosby was concerned about squeezing onto the Yankees' roster, which was almost set. So Knoblauch implored Crosby to ignore the dreary odds and force the Yankees to make a difficult decision. Crosby did and he is still hanging in the majors, still hanging in Knoblauch's old neighborhood.\n. \n"Tell Bubba he can call me," Knoblauch said. "He's a big leaguer now."\n. \n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nHe was at the Yankees/Red Sox game last Thursday, July 1st watching as the Yanks pulled out an amazing rally from behind win over the miserable Sox like usual.\n. \n Answer \n. \nChuck is happily living in Vegas.......\n. \n Answer \n. \nI hear hes considering a career on the pro bowling tour. I remember when he played for the Yankees he would talk about bowling a lot. Now he has time to pursue his passion. (MORE)
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Outside of playing the Orioles, they probably see the city, restaurants etc. and then go back to the hotel.
Which shortstop did the New York Yankees trade to the Minnesota Twins for second baseman Chuck Knoblauch?
Christian Guzman. Also sent to the Twins for Knoblauch were pitchers Eric Milton and Danny Mota and outfielder/first baseman Brian Buchanan.
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1990 Bowman Chuck Knoblauch Rookie card number 415 . A 1990 Bowman Chuck Knoblauch Rookie card number 415 has a book value of about .50 cents in near/mint -mint condition. Professionally graded cards will sell for more. Condition is important. Common flaws with baseball cards include: rounded …edges, creases, off centered, and faded color. Any or all flaws will devalue the card significantly. (MORE)
1990 Score Chuck Knoblauch Rookie card number 672 . A 1990 Score Chuck Knoblauch Rookie card number 672 has a book value of about .40 cents in near/mint -mint condition. Professionally graded cards will sell for more. Condition is important. Common flaws with baseball cards include: rounded ed…ges, creases, off centered, and faded color. Any or all flaws will devalue the card significantly. (MORE)
Chuck Knoblauch came to the Yankees in 1998. The Yankees played second baseman by committee in the 1997 season as Luis Sojo, Mariano Duncan, and Rey Sanchez each started games at second.
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Are you joking? He got amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was too weak to play and died shortly after leaving the team. Because he was such a high-profile player, ALS is commonly called "Lou Gehrig's Disease" in the United States. That's why I'm shocked you didn't know why he left the Yankees.
No, the umpires make the calls. The teams integrity has no bearing one way or the other.
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Chuck Knoblauch (Real name "Edward Charles Knoblauch") is a retired Major League Baseball player, and is famous for a successful Major League Baseball career. His debut was in 1991 for the Minnesota Twins. He mostly played Second Baseman.
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1989?
Chuck Cary played in 22 games at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1989, starting in 11 of them. He played for a total of 298 outs, equivalent to 11.04 9-inning games. He made 4 putouts, had 4 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .181 errors per 9-inning game. He had no double plays.
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1990?
Chuck Cary played in 28 games at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1990, starting in 27 of them. He played for a total of 470 outs, equivalent to 17.41 9-inning games. He made 8 putouts, had 13 assists, and committed one error, equivalent to .057 errors per 9-inning game. He had one double play…. (MORE)
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1991?
Chuck Cary played in 10 games at pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1991, starting in 9 of them. He played for a total of 160 outs, equivalent to 5.93 9-inning games. He made no putouts, had 7 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .338 errors per 9-inning game. He had 4 double plays.
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Knoblauch playing at second base for the New York Yankees in 1998?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 149 games at second base for the New York Yankees in 1998, starting in all of them. He played for a total of 3879 outs, equivalent to 143.67 9-inning games. He made 275 putouts, had 408 assists, and committed 13 errors, equivalent to .09 errors per 9-inning game. He had …86 double plays. (MORE)
How many games did baseball player Chuck Knoblauch play as designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 1998?
Chuck Knoblauch played in just one game at designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 1998 and did not start. , equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in).
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Knoblauch playing at second base for the New York Yankees in 1999?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 150 games at second base for the New York Yankees in 1999, starting in all of them. He played for a total of 3950 outs, equivalent to 146.3 9-inning games. He made 254 putouts, had 425 assists, and committed 26 errors, equivalent to .178 errors per 9-inning game. He had …67 double plays. (MORE)
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Knoblauch playing at second base for the New York Yankees in 2000?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 82 games at second base for the New York Yankees in 2000, starting in all of them. He played for a total of 1998 outs, equivalent to 74 9-inning games. He made 150 putouts, had 190 assists, and committed 15 errors, equivalent to .203 errors per 9-inning game. He had 43 d…ouble plays. (MORE)
How many games did baseball player Chuck Knoblauch play as designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 2000?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 20 games at designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 2000, starting in none of them. , equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in).
How many games did baseball player Chuck Knoblauch play as designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 2001?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 24 games at designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 2001, starting in none of them. , equivalent to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in).
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Knoblauch playing at left field for the New York Yankees in 2001?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 108 games at left field for the New York Yankees in 2001, starting in 104 of them. He played for a total of 2670 outs, equivalent to 98.89 9-inning games. He made 171 putouts, had 8 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .02 errors per 9-inning game. He had 4 dou…ble plays. (MORE)
What were the fielding stats for baseball player Chuck Knoblauch playing at outfield for the New York Yankees in 2001?
Chuck Knoblauch played in 108 games at outfield for the New York Yankees in 2001, starting in 104 of them. He played for a total of 2670 outs, equivalent to 98.89 9-inning games. He made 171 putouts, had 8 assists, and committed 2 errors, equivalent to .02 errors per 9-inning game. He had 4 doubl…e plays. (MORE)
What were the pitching stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing for the New York Yankees in 1989?
In 1989, Chuck Cary pitched in 22 games for the New York Yankees, with an ERA of 3.26. He started 11 games and finished 4, pitching a total of 2 complete games. He threw no shutouts and recorded no saves, ending up with 4 wins and 4 losses. He pitched a total of 298 outs, facing 404 batters. He ga…ve up 78 hits and 36 earned runs, including 13 home runs. He struck out 79 batters and walked 29. (MORE)
What were the pitching stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing for the New York Yankees in 1990?
In 1990, Chuck Cary pitched in 28 games for the New York Yankees, with an ERA of 4.19. He started 27 games and finished 1, pitching a total of 2 complete games. He threw no shutouts and recorded no saves, ending up with 6 wins and 12 losses. He pitched a total of 470 outs, facing 661 batters. He g…ave up 155 hits and 73 earned runs, including 21 home runs. He struck out 134 batters and walked 55. (MORE)
What were the pitching stats for baseball player Chuck Cary playing for the New York Yankees in 1991?
In 1991, Chuck Cary pitched in 10 games for the New York Yankees, with an ERA of 5.91. He started 9 games and finished 0, pitching no complete games. He threw no shutouts and recorded no saves, ending up with 1 win and 6 losses. He pitched a total of 160 outs, facing 247 batters. He gave up 61 hit…s and 35 earned runs, including 6 home runs. He struck out 34 batters and walked 32. (MORE)
Chuck Knoblauch debuted on April 9, 1991, playing for the Minnesota Twins at Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome; he played his final game on September 27, 2002, playing for the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.