Dave Kreft

Nickname: Krefter, Hoosier (just from Bob Fink)

Bat/Throw: R/R

Birthday: 4/28

Years Playing With The Tigers: 2011-present

Position(s): P/3B/1B

High School/Graduation Year: Sibley East High School - Class of 1996

College: St. John's University, MN

Family: wife: Abby, children: Evelyn 6, Saul 3, Eloise 1

Job: HS Principal

Best Part Of Playing Amateur Baseball: You can really go back! It's been a few years since I played, but the game and atmosphere hasn't changed.

Should players from the "Steroids Era" such as Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmeiro, and Roger Clemens be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? In general, no if it's proven they cheated. Yes though to Clemens, since I bought his autographed baseball the week BEFORE the Mitchell report came out.

Favorite Davis Story or Quote: Every time I talked to him as I was thinking of playing, he said we are pretty laid back and take it pretty easy, then I read the rest of the Davis stories...

Your Pick to Win the 2011 World Series: Montreal Expos - I was and still am the only Expos fan in the U.S. - who cares if they are defunct!

Major League Ballparks You've Visited: Metrodome, Target Field

One Piece of Advice for Young Ball Players: Compete - if you are going to show up at the ballpark, be ready to play the game. Respect the game - there is time for being goofy after the game.

Don't Ever Do This When You're Playing Baseball: Fake bunt when the count is 3-0. Say "All the way back" when your pitcher has gone 3-0 on an opposing batter.

Parting Thoughts: Let the record show that Schwab is older than me - days older than me!