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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gregg Crain worked on injuries in minors, as therapist

Gregg Crain 1990 Chattanooga Lookouts card
Gregg Crain worked with a college soccer player rehabilitating her left knee in June 1999.

When he pointed out her knee twisting slightly out on a jump, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in a feature on knee injuries, she noted it did that running, too.

"That's probably why your knee went out," Crain assessed, according to The Post-Dispatch.

Crain worked then with a local St. Louis-area physical therapy center as a certified athletic trainer. Years earlier, he used his athletic training skills working with young professional baseball players in the minors.

Crain has since moved on to athletic training in the college ranks.

Crain's pro baseball athletic training career began with the Reds as a 23-year-old in 1989 as an assistant for the Nashville Sounds, according to his Grand Slam card.

Crain graduated earlier from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Tennessee and completed graduate work at the U.S. Sports Academy. He also received a master's graduate certificate in sports management from Missouri Baptist University.

After Nashville, Crain assumed top athletic training duties at AA Chattanooga in 1990 and then at single-A Cedar Rapids in 1991.

He then went on to training work in the St. Louis area. He also covered high school sports. He arrived at Jefferson College in Missouri as the school's athletic trainer in 2008. He continues in that role in 2017.
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 29, 1999: The knee
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,707
Made the Majors:1,033-38.2%
Never Made Majors:1,674-61.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 426
10+ Seasons in the Minors:263

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