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Player Profile

The Reds made Richard "Pooh Bear" Crabb their first pick in the 2009 HRL draft. A CF by trade, Pooh Bear was signed to shore up some defensive holes for the defending champions, while providing the Commies with a consistent on base and speed threat on the base paths. While it took some time for Pooh to adjust to HRL pitching, he has improved steadily at the dish, increasing his OPS in each of his first four seasons. His career triple slash of .225/.344/.424 doesn't accurately reflect the hitter he has become. 2013 saw Pooh reach a career high in HRs with 20, and in 2014, he set a new career high with a .395 OBP, a number he nearly duplicated with his .389 OBP in 2015. Additionally, he's had a knack for clutch hits since his rookie season, when he drove in the winning run in the 2009 HRL Championship against the Red Sox. Pooh Bear is a remarkable defensive player, successfully converting 171 of his first 172 defensive chances into outs in 2014, and boasts a career 98.74% fielding percentage, and routinely making the Reds pitching staff look great. Whether his reputation has finally made the HRL rounds, or someone was actually filming the seemingly impossible catch he made on the Valley "grass" (read: concrete) at full extension, but the league finally honored Richard with not only his first All-Star selection, but also the Eagan Sticky Paw and Jack Cust awards in 2014. In 2015, he highlighted Game 2 of the World Series with a 4 hit game off of 3 time Cy Wiffler, Sticks, helping the Reds to a crucial series tying victory.


A lawyer by trade, Richard and his wife Liz "Lady Red" Crabb now reside in Farmington, MN and are raising a 6 year old cat "Sosa." Lady Red is the Reds official scorekeeper, statistician, and resident super fan. She was actually in attendance for more Reds games than Richard in 2014, and Richard only missed 1 night. Lady Red has also been known to voice her opinion during pivotal moments of games. As the Gothams learned in 2014, no matter what she says, you don't mess with Pooh Bear's honey.

Honors & Awards

HRL Champion, 2009
Noob Star, 2009
Sticky Paw, 2014
All Star (Fielding), 2014
Jack Cust, 2014


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