Richard Stephen Crosby
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- School Rice University
- High School Bellaire (TX) High School
- Debut May 29, 2003
- Final Game August 6, 2006
- Born August 11, 1976 in Houston, TX USA
In the 1997 Intercontinental Cup, Crosby batted .257/.333/.571 with 6 extra-base hits, 11 runs and 8 RBI in 9 games. He led Team USA in runs, beating out Pat Burrell, Brian Roberts and several other future big leaguers. In the Bronze Medal game, he was 2 for 6 with 2 runs and a homer (off of David White) in an extra-inning loss to the Australian national team. As a junior at Rice University in 1998, Crosby hit .394 with 25 homers and 91 RBIs. That year, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the amateur draft and made his pro debut.
He spent six seasons in the minors before getting his shot with the Dodgers. His most impressive minor league stint was with the Las Vegas 51s in 2003, when he hit .361/.410/.635 in 76 games.
He had a cup of coffee with the Dodgers in 2003 before being traded along with Scott Proctor to the New York Yankees for Robin Ventura. On April 9, 2004, he hit a homer in his first at-bat as a Yankee. However, Crosby was unable to find playing time in the Yankees outfield and continued to bounce between New York and AAA.