Warren "Cro" Cromartie
"Talkin' Hardball With The Cro" debuted on South Florida radio several years ago, and then disappeared almost as quickly as it came on the scene. Although Cro was only on the air for a short period of time, he built up a cult-like following in the Miami sports radio scene.
Listeners have been asking when the Cro would return to the airwaves... and that question has been answered! Warren Cromartie will now be heard weekly on The Ticket.
He debuted with the Montreal Expos on September 6, 1974 after being picked 6th in the 1973 amateur draft. On December 28, 1983, the then-30-year old Cromartie signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Tokyo, Japan. Cromartie was perhaps the most prominent American player still in his prime to sign with a Japanese baseball team. Cromartie spent seven seasons with the Giants. In 1989, he had a .378 batting average with 15 home runs and 78 RBI and was named MVP of the Central League. In 1991, he returned to Major League Baseball, playing with the Kansas City Royals where he hit .313 in limited action. Cromartie was the manager of the Japan Samurai Bears, an all-Japanese team in the independent U.S. Golden Baseball League which existed for one season. During Cromartie's time with the Yomiuri Giants, the manager was legendary Japanese slugger Sadaharu Oh. Oh had such an influence on Cromartie that he named his third child, a son born in Japan, Cody Oh Cromartie.
If you have baseball questions, there's one man in South Florida that can answer them... and it's the Cro!