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Al Kaline
   is famous for   
Tigers' Right Fielder, 1953-1974, Avg .297
Outstanding defense to go with his 399 HR's
Al Simmons
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LF, 1924-1944; Avg .334
Led the league in hitting and the Philadelphia Athletics to the pennant in 1930 and in 1931
Babe Ruth
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RF, 1914-1935, 714 HR's
Lifetime avg .342; a true original, the most celebrated athlete of his time
Bill Dickey
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Yankee Catcher, 1928-1943, 1946; Avg .313
Elected to the Hall of Fame, 1954
Billie Williams
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Cubs LF, 1959-1974, 426 HR's
Also played for the Oakland A's
Bill Mazeroski
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Pirate 2nd Baseman, 1956-1972
.983 lifetime fielding pct; hero of the 1960 World Series
Bob Feller
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Cleveland Pitcher With 266 Wins
Rapid Robert; pitched 3 no-hitters and 12 one-hitters
Bob Gibson
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Single Season ERA of 1.12, the Best in "live Ball" Era
St. Louis Cardinals, 1959-1975; 3117 strikeouts
Bob Lemon
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Cleveland Pitcher 1941-2, 1946-1958, 207 Wins
Seven 20-win seasons
Brooks Robinson
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Oriole 3rd Baseman, 1955-1977
Considered the greatest defensive 3rd baseman of all-time
Bruce Sutter
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NL Relief Pitcher With 300 Saves, ERA of 2.83
Won the Cy Young in 1979
Buck Leonard
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1st Base, Homestead Grays
Record 17 seasons with the Grays, the backbone of their dynasty in the 30's and 40's
Cal Ripken Jr
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Playing in 2632 Consecutive Games
3184 hits
Cap Anson
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1st Base, 1871-1897, 3081 Hits
Played 27 years, mostly for the Chicago Nat'l League team; hit over .300 20 times
Carl Hubbell
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Giants Pitcher, 1928-1943, 253 Wins
Lifetime ERA of 2.97
Carlton Fisk
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24-yr Catching Career for Red Sox and White Sox
All-time leader in games caught, 2226
Carl Yastrzemski
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Red Sox Left Fielder With 3419 Hits in 3308 Games
22 seasons in Boston; holds Red Sox records in eight major categories
Catfish Hunter
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Pitcher 1965-1979, 224 Wins
Mostly for the Kansas City and Oakland Athletics
Charlie Gehringer
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Tiger 2nd Baseman, 1924-1942; Avg .320
AL MVP, 1937 with a batting avg. of .371
Christy Mathewson
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Pitcher, 1900-1916; 37 Wins in 1908
Won 373 games; once tossed three shutouts in six days
Cool Papa Bell
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Negro League Standout Center Fielder
Was so fast he could turn out the light and be in bed before it was dark
Curt Flood
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CF, Mostly for Cardinals; Established Free Agency
Lifetime avg .293; 7-time Gold Glove award winner
Cy Young
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Pitcher, 1890-1911; All-time Win Leader
511 wins
Dave Winfield
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22 Seasons in OF, 465 HR's, 3110 Hits
Played 1973-1995 mostly for the Yankees and Padres
Dennis Eckersley
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Pitcher, 1975-1998, Excelled As a Starter and Closer
Pitched for the Indians, Red Sox, A's, Cubs and Cardinals
Dizzy Dean
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Last National League Pitcher to Post 30 Wins
Successful carreer in broadcasting after his playing days
Don Drysdale
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Dodgers Pitcher, 1956-1969; 209 Wins
Holds the National League record with 154 hit batsmen
Don Sutton
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Pitcher, 1966-1988; 324 Wins
5 career one-hitters; lifetime ERA 3.26
Duke Snider
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Dodger CF, 1947-1962, .295, 407 HR's
Leader of the great Dodger teams of the 1950's
Early Wynn
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Pitcher 1939-1963, 300 Wins
Played for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox
Eddie Mathews
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Braves Third Baseman, 512 HR's
1952-1968; first athlete featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated
Eddie Murray
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1st Base, 1977-1997, 504 HR's
Played mostly for the Baltimore Orioles
Enos Slaughter
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Hustling Right Fielder, 1938-1959, Avg .300
Hit .300 or better 10 times; played mostly for the Cardinals and Yankees
Ernie Banks
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Chicago Cubs Shortstop, 1953-1971
512 home runs
Ernie Lombardi
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Nat'l League Catcher, 1931-1947; Lifetime Avg, .306
Played for Dodgers, Reds, Braves and Giants
Fergie Jenkins
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Pitcher 1965-1983, 284 Wins
Best seasons with the Chicago Cubs
Frank Chance
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Cubs First Baseman, 1898-1914
Famous for being in the Tinkers to Evers to Chance combination made famous in a 1910 poem
Frank Robinson
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RF, 1956-1976; MVP Honors in Both AL and NL
586 HR's; won MVP honors for Reds and for Orioles
Gary Carter
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19 Seasons As Catcher, 2296 Games
One of the all time leaders in games caught; played for the Expos, Mets, Dodgers, Giant
Gaylord Perry
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Pitcher, 1962-1983, 314 Wins
Played for many teams, won the Cy Young in both leagues, lifetime ERA of 3.10
George Brett
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Kansas City Third Baseman, 3154 Hits
Hit .390 in 1980, highest since Ted Williams' .406 in 1941
George Kell
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3rd Base, 1943-1957, Avg .306
Played for the Tigers, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, and Philadelphia A's
George Sisler
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1st Base, 1915-1930; Avg .340
Played predominately for the St. Louis Browns; hit better than .300 13 times
Goose Goslin
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LF 1921-1938; Avg .316
Played for the Senators, Browns and Tigers
Grover Alexander
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Phillies Pitcher, 1911-1917, 1930 With 373 Wins
3rd highest win total in spite of negative affects of WWI and alcoholism
Hack Wilson
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CF, 1923-1934, Season Record RBI's at 191 in 1930
Also that season for the Cubs hit .356 and hit 56 HR's
Hal Newhouser
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Lefty, Detroit Tigers, 1939-1954, 207 Wins
MVP, 1944-45
Hank Aaron
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Braves Right Fielder With a Record 24 All-Star Appearances
3771 hits, 755 home runs, 2297 rbi's
Hank Greenberg
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Tiger First Baseman With 58 HR's in 1938
MVP in 1935 with 170 RBI's
Harmon Killebrew
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Power Hitter With 573 Home Runs
Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, 1954-1974
Harry Heilman
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RF, 1914 1916-29, Detroit Tigers, Avg. 342
4 batting titles, 17-years as Tiger broadcaster after playing career
Honus Wagner
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Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop, 1900-1917
Combined offensive and defensive excellence
Hoyt Wilhelm
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Knuckleballer Won a Record 124 Games out of the Bullpen
Threw a no-hitter in 1958
Jackie Robinson
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Brooklyn Dodgers, First Black Player in Majors, 1947
Outspoken leadership in civil and human rights after his playing days
Jim Bunning
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Tigers, Phillies Pitcher, 224 Wins
Only pitcher to winn 100 games in both the AL and the NL
Jimmie Foxx
   is famous for   
1st Base, 1925-1942; 534 HR's
Lifetime average of .325; played mainly for the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox
Jimmy Piersall
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Center Fielder, Subject of Film, "Fear Strikes Out"
1950-1967; played mostly for the Red Sox
Jim Palmer
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Orioles Right-hander, 65-84; 268 Wins
3-time Cy Young Award winner
Joe DiMaggio
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NY Yankee CF; 56-consecutive Game Hitting Streak
Married to Marilyn Monroe
Joe Medwick
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Left Fielder, 1932-1948, Avg .324
Won the triple crown and the MVP in 1937; key part of the Cardinal's Gas House Gang
Joe Morgan
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Two-time NL MVP, 1975-76
Stole more than 49 bases nine times; part of the Big Red Machine of the 1970's
Johnny Bench
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Red's Catcher, 1967-1983; 389 HR's
Key member of the "Big Red Machine" of the 70's
Johnny Mize
   is famous for   
1st Base, 1936-42, 1946-53; .312 Avg
Cardinals, Giants and Yankees; 359 HR's
Josh Gibson
   is famous for   
Homestead Grays Power-hitting Catcher
Greatest power hitter in black baseball, perhaps of all time
Juan Marichal
   is famous for   
Giants Pitcher 1960-1973, 243 Wins
2.89 ERA
Kirby Puckett
   is famous for   
Twins CF, 1984-1995, Avg .318
10-time All-Star
Larry Doby
   is famous for   
CF, Indians, 1942-43, 1946-1959
First African-American player in the American League. Doby played for the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues 1942-43 and 1946. He joined the Indians in 1947.
Lefty Grove
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Philadelphia Athletics and Red Sox, 1925-41; 300 Wins
Nine ERA titles, career 3.06
Lloyd Waner
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CF, 1927-1942, Avg .316
Played for the Pirates, Braves, Reds, Phillies and Dodgers
Lou Brock
   is famous for   
Left Fielder for Cubs and Cardinals, Stole 938 Bases
Member 3000 hit club
Lou Gehrig
   is famous for   
Yankee 1B With 493 HR's and an Avg of .340
Consecutive game streak cut short by a disease that later would carry his own name
Louis Apericio
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Speedy Shortstop for the White Sox, Orioles and Red Sox
Led the league in stolen bases nine times
Luke Appling
   is famous for   
Shortstop, Chicago White Sox, 1930-1943; 1945-1950
Lifetime batting avg of .310
Mel Ott
   is famous for   
1926-1947, Giants' Right Fielder, 511 HR's
22 season batting avg of .304
Mickey Cochrane
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Catcher, 1925-1937; Batting Avg .320
Was player-manager for the Tigers, 34-37; beaning in 1937 ended is playing carreer
Mickey Mantle
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Yankee CF, 1951-1968; 536 HR's
.298 avg in 18 year career, 3-time MVP
Mike Schmidt
   is famous for   
3rd Base, Phillies, 1972-1989, 548 HR's
3-time NL MVP
Minnie Minoso
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White Sox Speedy Outfielder in the 1950's
Also played for Cleveland; lifetime avg .298, 205 stolen bases
Monte Irvin
   is famous for   
Excelled in Both the Negro Leagues and the Majors
Hit .458 in the 1951 World Series for the NY Giants
Nap Lajoie
   is famous for   
2nd Base, 1896-1916; Hit .422 in 1901
Highest batting average ever
Nelson Fox
   is famous for   
Scrappy White Sox 2nd Baseman, MVP, 1959
Struck out only 216 times in 9232 at-bats
Nolan Ryan
   is famous for   
All-time Strikeout Leader With 7 No-hitters
5714 K's; 324 wins
Orlando Cepeda
   is famous for   
1st Base, 1958-1974, 379 HR's
Played mostly for the Giants, Cardinals and Braves
Ozzie Smith
   is famous for   
Shortstop, St Louis Cardinals, 1982-1996
Considered to be the greatest defensive shortstop in the game
Paul Molitor
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1978-1998, 3319 Hits, .306 Avg
Versatile player for the Brewers, Blue Jays and Twins
Paul Waner
   is famous for   
RF, 1926-1945, Avg .333
Played the most seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pee Wee Reese
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Dodgers Shortstop of the 40's and 50's
Led his team to seven pennants and never missed an inning in World Series play
Phil Niekro
   is famous for   
Knuckleball Pitcher 1964-1987, 318 Wins
Played for five teams
Phil Rizzuto
   is famous for   
Hall of Fame Shortstop; 13 Seasons With Yankees
Died 2007
Pie Traynor
   is famous for   
Pirate 3rd Baseman, 1920-1937, Avg .320
Harold Joseph Traynor got his nickname from his fondness for pastries.
Pop Lloyd
   is famous for   
Shortstop in the Negro Leagues
Elected to the Hall of Fame, 1977
Ralph Kiner
   is famous for   
Power Hitting Pirate Left Fielder; 369 HR's
Brief 10-yr career 1946-1955; led or shared the HR title in his first seven years
Ray Dandridge
   is famous for   
Negro League 3rd Baseman
Played 11 seasons in Cuba; in 1950, was Triple A MVP
Red Ruffing
   is famous for   
Pitcher, 1924-1947, Mostly With Yankees
273 wins
Red Schoendiest
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10-time All Star 2nd Baseman, Avg .289
Played for the Cardinals, Giants and Braves in a 19-yr career
Reggie Jackson
   is famous for   
RF, 1967-1987, 563 HR's
"Mr October" played for the A's, Yankees, Orioles and Angels
Richie Ashburn
   is famous for   
CF, Philadelphia Phillies, 1948-1959
Consistent lead-off hitter; won NL batting title twice
Rickey Henderson
   is famous for   
Modern Day Stolen Base Record Holder
1406 steals; lifetime avg .279
Roberto Clemente
   is famous for   
Pirate Right Fielder With 3000 Hits
Life tragically cut short at 38 by a plain crash while flying relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims
Robin Roberts
   is famous for   
Pitcher, 1941-1966, 286 Wins, Mostly With Phillies
Six consecutive 20-win seasons
Robin Yount
   is famous for   
Milwaukee Brewers Shorstop, 1974-1993
3142 hits
Rod Carew
   is famous for   
2nd Base, Twins and Angels, 3053 Hits
Lifetime average of .328 with seven batting titles
Roger Maris
   is famous for   
1961 HR Champ With 61 Breaking Ruth's Record
Never again came close to that figure
Rogers Hornsby
   is famous for   
2nd Base, 1915-1937; Hit over .400 3 Times
Lifetime avg .358; played mostly for the St Louis Cardinals
Rollie Fingers
   is famous for   
Pitcher, 1968-1985, 341 Saves
Epitomized the emergence of the modern relief pitcher
Roy Campenella
   is famous for   
Dodger Catcher, 1948-1957, 3-time NL MVP
Career cut short by an automobile accident, 1958
Ryne Sandberg
   is famous for   
Cubs' 2nd Baseman, .285 Avg, 282 HR's
NL MVP, 1984; 9 consecutive Gold Glove awards
Sam Crawford
   is famous for   
Tiger Outfielder With Record 312 Triples
Played 1899-1917
Sandy Koufax
   is famous for   
Dodgers Leftie, 55-66; 25 or More Wins 3 Times
Lifetime ERA 2.76
Satchel Paige
   is famous for   
At 42, the Oldest Player to Make a Major League Debut
Legendary pitcher and storyteller of the Negro League
Steve Carlton
   is famous for   
Second in Wins by a Lefty and Fourth in Strikeouts
Second to Warren Spahn in wins, Third in K's behind Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan
Stan Musial
   is famous for   
Cardinal Left Fielder With 3630 Hits
22 yrs with Cardinals, 3-time MVP
Ted Williams
   is famous for   
Red Sox Left Fielder; Last Player to Hit .400
Served in WWII and in Korea during his best years
Tom Seaver
   is famous for   
Pitcher, 1967-1986, 311 Wins, ERA of 2.86
Played his best years with the Mets
Tony Gwynn
   is famous for   
20-yr Padres Right Fielder With 3141 Hits
Lifetime average of .338
Tony Lazzeri
   is famous for   
Yankee 2nd Baseman, 1926-1937
Drove in more than 100 runs seven times as part of the Murderers' Row
Tris Speaker
   is famous for   
CF, 1907-1928, 3515 Hits, Avg .345
Played for the Red Sox, Indians, Senators and A's
Ty Cobb
   is famous for   
Detroit Tigers, 1905-1928; Batting Avg .367
Possibly the game's greatest player if not the greatest competitor
Wade Boggs
   is famous for   
3rd Base, 1982-1999, Red Sox, Yankees, 3010 Hits
Lifetime batting average of .328
Walter Johnson
   is famous for   
Senators Pitcher, 1907-1927, 417 Wins
Threw a record 110 shutouts
Warren Spahn
   is famous for   
Winningest Ever Southpaw With 363 Wins
Played mostly for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves
Whitey Ford
   is famous for   
Yankee Left Hander, 1950, 53-67 With 236 Wins
Best winning percentage of any 20th century pitcher
Willie Mays
   is famous for   
Giants Center Fielder, 1951-1973, 660 HR's
3283 hits with lifetime avg of .302; 12 Gold Glove awards
Willie McCovey
   is famous for   
1st Base, 1959-1980; 521 HR's
Played mostly for the Giants; MVP in 1969
Willie Stargell
   is famous for   
Pirates Left Fielder, 1962-1982, 475 HR's
Twice led the league in HR's and shared MVP honors in 1971
Yogi Berra
   is famous for   
Yankee Catcher, 1946-1963; 3-time AL MVP
Known for his nimble use of the English language


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