Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Craig Goodman - 2013-14 Brisbane Bandits

Goodman - the man of the questionable nationality. The ABL website lists him as born in Australia, but with no details of where. The 2013-14 ABL season was his first in the ABL, playing with the Brisbane Bandits. Searching online, he is listed as playing for the River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League in 2013. Prior to that, things get messy. In 2011 and 2012 he's listed as playing for Tusculum College in Tennessee. Noting that it appears that it is the same player, then the earlier bios list him as being born in Clearweater, FL in the USA. I'm going to make the call that the ABL has it wrong listing him as an Aussie... and that he is American.

Just as I'm writing this, I realised I have another information source at hand. The official 2013-14 ABL card made for him by Dingo shows him as being born in Florida, so, I think we can definitely say that the ABL site appears wrong on his nationality. He is an American, not an Aussie.

And yes, he is pictured here with a helmet on even though he's a pitcher. This shot is of him acting as first base coach for the Bandits on the day in question.

2013-14 Brisbane Bandits Craig Goodman card front - © 2013 Adam East

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