2011 csd Preview – Kyle Gaedele
I don’t have too many college cards in this set. One of them had to be Kyle Gaedele though. Kyle is the great grandnephew of Eddie Gaedel the famous midget who walked on four pitches in his only at bat for the St. Louis Browns in 1951. Kyle could be a curiosity piece because of his name, but he is a damn good ballplayer as well. I have only seen limited games that the Crusaders have played, but he has played outfield, third base, and even pitched for them. He did all of them well I might add as well.
I took this picture last May while I was on my way to a White Sox game. I saw Valpo play Butler before I left, and with extra innings came a mound appearance by Kyle. I was glad that I was able to see him pitch. Pictures from that appearance can be found on the 2010 custom card that is shown on the back as well as the preview card above.