‘Little Big Leaguer’ mom’s actor son gets big league call-up
It’s a movie moment: the son of an actress who played the lead mom in a baseball movie gets called up to the major leagues.
The Chicago Cubs called up outfielder Peter Crowe-Armstrong, MLB.com’s No. 12 prospect in the league, on Wednesday, according to local media outlets, including MLB.com.
Crowe-Armstrong will travel to Denver to join the team today for a series against the Colorado Rockies.
Crowe-Armstrong’s long name is the result of using both of his parents’ last names: His father, Matthew John Armstrong, and mother, Ashley Crowe, are both actors.
Most notably, his mother, Ashley Crowe, starred in the 1994 movie Little Big League as Jenny Haywood, the mother of the main character, Billy Haywood.
Little Big League is about a 12-year-old little leaguer named Billy Haywood who inherits his grandfather’s estate and becomes the owner of the Minnesota Twins, a major league baseball team, and manages the team himself.
I don’t know if this movie was an influence, but Peter grew up to be a great baseball player.
Drafted by the New York Mets with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2020 draft, he was acquired by the Cubs in July 2021 as part of the Chicago Cubs’ trade of Javier Baez and Trevor Williams to the Mets.
In 107 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season, he batted .283 with a .365 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage, 20 home runs and 82 RBIs.먹튀검증
MLB.com graded his defense at 80 and his speed at 60. They said his instincts to chase pitches in any direction are second nature. He also won the Minor League Gold Glove last season.
Cubs vice president of player development Jared Banner said in an interview in August, “He’s really matured and developed into an incredible player. He gets better and better every day he plays. He’s shown the ability to adjust and react when he’s faced with challenges.”