Jon Weber has played 11 seasons for six different organizations and has never played in a big league game. And yet, Weber’s glove is in the baseball Hall of Fame.

How did that happen? The story comes to us via Rich Herrera during the radio broadcast of yesterday’s game.

At some point during the first-half last season, Carl Crawford began using Weber’s glove for reasons unknown. And when Crawford robbed Brad Hawpe of a home run during the 2009 All-Star game leading to the All-Star MVP award, Crawford made the grab using Weber’s glove. After the game, the Hall of Fame asked for Crawford’s cap and the glove.

So now, Jon Weber, who has never appeared in a big league game, has his glove in Cooperstown.

 
 

4 Comments

  1. DRR says:

    I remember at the time hearing that the Hall wanted the glove, but that CC didn’t want to give it up.

  2. Chris says:

    And DRR was the guy who let me know about it back in July. Had not heard — or missed — the Hall of Fame part.

    Great story. Good to see it again. We’re hoping that Jon has a chance to play at least a game or two in Yankee Stadium this year.

    http://www.watchingdurhambullsbaseball.com/2009/07/jon-webers-glove.html

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