Joseph Crede, called “Joe”, was born on April 26, 1978 in Jefferson City, Missouri. He plays third base for the Chicago White Sox.
Joe is 6’ 2”, and he weighs 230 pounds. He bats and throws right.
High SchoolJoe attended Fatima High School in Westphalia, Missouri, where he was a pitcher. He led his team to three district championships (1993, 1995, 1996) and two final four berths (1995 and 1996). He graduated in 1996.
Minor LeaguesJoe was drafted by the White Sox in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft.
1996 - GCL White Sox in the Gulf Coast League 1997 - Hickory Crawdads in the South Atlantic League 1998 - Winston-Salem Warthogs in the Carolina League 1999 - 2000 - Birmingham Barons in the Southern League 2001 - 2002 - Charlotte Knights in the International League
Major LeaguesJoe made his major league debut with the team in 2000, but then returned to the Charlotte Knights.
Joe missed the last part of the 2007 season due to lower back surgery.
In 2008, he spent most of the month of August on the DL, and was re-activated on August 25, 2008.
PersonalJoe and Lisa Crede have two children: Anna and Lucy.