Erik Kratz

Phillies: Erik Kratz receives ‘Philly experience’ as fan

Area native and former Philadelphia Phillies backup catcher Erik Kratz — who appeared in his final game nearly a year ago at age 40 — recently got what was likely his first chance to watch a game in the Citizens Bank Park stands for the first time in a while.
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The Crawfish Boxes

Erik Kratz has provided much needed context, but the Astros’ road to vindication is still long

After news broke of the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing scheme in 2017, the sports world did not hesitate in branding the club as an outcast of despicable cheaters. Such a strong reaction was for the most part understandable. Cheating had existed in baseball for more than a century and stealing signs is perhaps as old as the game itself, but the particular utilization of high tech to relay signs to hitters in real-time with smooth efficiency led to many dubbing the scandal the most egregious in baseball since the 1919 Black Sox.

Former MLB catcher Erik Kratz makes sign-stealing allegations

Former catcher Erik Kratz recently levied some eyebrow-raising allegations of sign-stealing against a couple of National League teams while a guest with John J. Filippelli and Kevin Sullivan on Curtain Call of the YES Network. When asked for his opinion about the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, Kratz said, “I can tell you that a team that has been to the World Series often recently, we caught them doing something almost similar.”
Bleacher Report

Former MLB Catcher Erik Kratz Alleges Rockies Used System to Steal Signs in 2018

The Houston Astros may not have been the only team using technology to steal signs in the last few years—just the most effective at it. According to former catcher Erik Kratz, the Colorado Rockies may have also devised a system to use monitors near the dugout to help relay which pitches were coming with the help of a massage gun and a metal bench.

30 With Murti: Erik Kratz looks back on his career

Sometimes, you have a career like Derek Jeter and you stay in one place for 20 years. And sometimes, you have a career like Erik Kratz. The veteran catcher retired after finishing the 2020 season with the Yankees. It was his 19th professional season in a career that included more than two dozen different major and minor league ballparks that he called home.
Augusta Free Press

EMU alum Erik Kratz talks community at Athletics Fireside Gathering

EMU hosted the third Athletics Fireside Gathering of the year, and while it gave Royals fans an inside look into EMU Athletics, most of the hour-long session was spent talking with former Major League Baseball player Erik Kratz. Kratz, a 2002 alumnus of Eastern Mennonite and a member of EMU’s...