Fran Kowalski had penned a tune about former Greensboro Hornet Derek Jeter and his quest for 3,000 hits as a major league baseball player…..Jeter, who wowed the Greensboro crowds with his bat and not his glove at shortstop, has seen his assault on 3,000 hit a snag, with the injury bug biting Jeter hard and keeping him out of the lineup now, for about two weeks….
Jeter needs just 6 more hits to hit the 3,000 mark plateu and he hopes to return to the New York Yankee lineup this week and continue his quest as the song, “Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hits”, rolls on…….
With that being said, there is talk that Galax, Virginia singer/song writer/composer, JD Higgins, is working on a tune/song about the football playing days of Greensboro’s very own, Billy “Crash” Craddock…….
Higgins is a very good friend of the musician Crash Craddock and I’m hearing they are hoping to have the song out in time for football season this year.
Craddock played for the old Rankin School, that is according to legends and the JD Higgins tune will probably hit the charts, about as hard as Crash hit the line, back in his day…….They say, Crash Craddock was a tough man to take down and JD Higgins has been taking down notes on this theme song now for about 2 years……
I am seeing parts that say Craddock was like a football addict and if he hit you, you might have to spend the night in the attic…….Other Higgins’ ideas are spinning down the mountainside like, “Billy would knock you silly and Crash would make a dash for the line and might just put your behind, behind your backbone if you he hit you in a game…..
You get the idea and I will have more coming on this Hot Topic tomorrow……