Brandon Crawford hasn’t made a decision on his future
Oct 2, 2023, 11:02 AM
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Brandon Crawford played what could be his final game for the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
Fittingly at home in Oracle Park against division rivals, the 36-year-old shortstop started his day with a standing ovation from the crowd.
A standing ovation for 35 🥲 pic.twitter.com/KsrWXIzgEU
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) October 1, 2023
The 13-year veteran spent his entire career with the Giants. From pitching a scoreless inning this season to hitting a grand slam in the 2014 Wild Card against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Crawford has done a lot for San Francisco. He’s helped the team win two World Series, represented the Giants in the All-Star Game three times, has four Gold Gloves, and is a two-time Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award winner. He’s also played the most games at shortstop with 1,617 appearances under his belt.
What else would you expect from the Crawford crew 🤗 pic.twitter.com/98oxNGB0cz
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 1, 2023
Despite going 0-4 at the plate Sunday, the crowd still game Crawford love. Taken out late in the game, he got one last standing ovation from the home crowd. He returned shortly after the game concluded to thank the crowd.
“Personally, from the Grand Slam in Milwaukee to the World Series wins, to today, you guys always showed me love. My family and I appreciate it so much, you guys are the best,” Crawford told the crowd Sunday.
While he ended this season with a career-low .194 batting average, he’ll go down as one of the best in Giants’ history.
An impending free agent, Brandon Crawford spoke to the media about his future, saying he hasn’t made a decision on what he’ll do next and will take some time this offseason to contemplate his future.