Surveying the minors -- Norfolk reliever Bob McCrory

With Orioles closer George Sherrill going on the 15-day disabled list, the team is going to make a corresponding roster move today. One of the rumored candidates for the position is Norfolk Tides relief pitcher Bob McCrory.

McCrory saw limited action with the Orioles in the beginning of this season. He was called up in late April and struggled with his control. He walked four hitters and allowed four runs in two appearances. He pitched 1/3 of an inning each time.


However, McCrory has been impressive for Norfolk so far this season. The 26-year-old relief pitcher is 2-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 30 appearances. He has five saves and has surrendered only one home run in 39 1/3 innings pitched.

McCrory recently answered the following survey for O's on Deck. The survey was distributed and returned by the Norfolk Tides' media relations department. Keep in mind that this survey is designed to give you a glimpse at what McCrory is like outside of what you see on the baseball field.


General information

Name: Bob McCrory

Age: 26

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 206 lbs.

Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.

Nicknames: Mac

Position: Right-handed pitcher

High school/college: University of Southern Mississippi

Time in professional baseball: Six years


Current MLB player: Jesse Crain

All-time MLB player: Will Clark

MLB team: San Francisco Giants

Sport (other than baseball): Golf

Food: Sushi

Music: Rock and country

TV show: Family Guy or CSI

Movie: Facing the Giants

Hobbies: Golf, hunting, fishing

Other questions

1. At this point in your career, what has been your favorite moment?

My first call-up to the big leagues has been my favorite moment so far.

2. Who is your role model?

My entire family.

3. In the minor leagues, what do you do for fun on a road trip?

Play cards.

4. If you could play any other position, what would it be and why?

For me, it would be catcher because I played that position before I started pitching.