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.