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Al Kaline

Al Kaline, nicknamed “Mr. Tiger”, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Kaline played his entire 22-year baseball career with the Detroit Tigers. For most of his career, Kaline played in the outfield, mainly as a right fielder where he won ten Gold Gloves and was known for his strong throwing arm. He was selected to 18 All-Star Games and was selected as an All-Star each year between 1955 and 1967.

Near the end of his career, Kaline also played as first baseman and, in his last season, was the Tigers’ designated hitter. He retired not long after reaching the 3,000 hit milestone. Immediately after retiring from playing, he became the Tigers’ TV color commentator, a position he held until 2002. Kaline still works for the Tigers as a front office official

Andre Reed

Andre Reed is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the National Football League for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985–1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). Reed was selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

Reed ranks twelfth in NFL history in total career receptions with 951. In 2009, Reed was elected to the Buffalo Bills 50th Season All-Time Team.

Andrew Heaney

Andrew Heaney is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 2012, Heaney’s junior season, he pitched to an 8-2 win–loss record and a 1.60 earned run average in 118 1⁄3 innings pitched. He led all NCAA pitchers with 140 strikeouts. Heaney was named Big 12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year in 2012. Heaney was a unanimous All-America selection, being named a first-team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the American Baseball Coaches Association, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Asdrubal Cabrera

Asdrúbal Cabrera is a Venezuelan professional shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals, and Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera, a switch hitter, is a two-time All-Star. Cabrera primarily played second base for the Indians before transitioning to shortstop.

Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven was known as having the most dominant curve ball during his generation. Blyleven compiled 287 wins, 3701 strikeouts, a 3.31 ERA, 242 complete games and threw 60 shutouts in a 22 year career. Blyleven was named to two all star teams (1973,1975). He helped the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1987 Minnesota Twins to capture World Series championships. Bert Blyleven can be found now announcing games for the Minnesota Twins. On January 5, 2011 Bert Blyleven after 14 years on the Hall of Fame ballot he was named as a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee

MLB debut
June 5, 1970 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1992 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Win–loss record 287–250
Earned run average 3.31
Strikeouts 3,701
Teams
  • Minnesota Twins (1970–1976)
  • Texas Rangers (1976–1977)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (1978–1980)
  • Cleveland Indians (1981–1985)
  • Minnesota Twins (1985–1988)
  • California Angels (1989–1992)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Star (1973, 1985)
  • 2× World Series champion (1979, 1987)
  • 1989 AL Comeback Player of the Year
  • Pitched no-hitter on September 22, 1977
  • Minnesota Twins #28 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 2011
Vote 79.7% (14th ballot)

Bob Griese

Bob Griese led the Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two Super Bowl victories (VII and VIII) (He is currently the only Miami Dolphins Quarterback to win a Superbowl). Griese’s talents eventually resulted in his induction to the College Football Hall of Fame and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. The Miami Dolphins had the highest winning percentage in all professional sports in the 1970s, and Bob Griese was its starting quarterback throughout the decade. In Griese’s 14 pro seasons, he threw for 25,092 yards and 192 touchdowns. Griese also rushed for 994 yards and seven scores. Griese was a six-time Dolphins’ MVP and was All-Pro in 1971 and 1977. He played in two AFL All-Star games and six Pro Bowls.

 

CollegePurdue
NFL Draft1967 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Debuted in 1967 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 1980 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
  • Miami Dolphins (19671980)
Career highlights and awards
  • Sammy Baugh Trophy (1966)
  • 2× AFL All-Star (1967, 1968)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (19701971197319741977,1978)
  • 2× AP First-Team All-Pro (19711977)
  • 2× Super Bowl champion (VIIVIII)
  • 1971 NFL MVP (NEA)
  • 1978 NFL MVP (MX)
  • NFL season passing touchdown leader(1977)
  • Walter Camp Man of the Year (1992)
  • Miami Dolphins #12 retired
  • Miami Dolphins Honor Roll
  • College Football Hall of Fame inductee (1984)
  • Indiana Football Hall of Fame inductee (1984)
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (1990)
  • Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame[1](1994)
Career NFL statistics
Passing Yards 25,092
TDsINTs 192–172
QB Rating 77.1

Brooks Robinson

Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. is an American former professional baseball player.He played his entire 23-year major league career for the Baltimore Orioles. He batted and threw right-handed, in spite of the fact he was a natural left-hander. Nicknamed “The Human Vacuum Cleaner”, he is generally acclaimed as the greatest defensive third-baseman in major league history. He won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards during his career, tied with pitcher Jim Kaat for the second most all-time for any player at any position. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

 

MLB debut
September 17, 1955 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
August 13, 1977 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .267
Hits 2,848
Home runs 268
Runs batted in 1,357
Teams
  • Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977)
Career highlights and awards
  • 18× All-Star (1960, 1960², 1961, 1961², 1962,1962², 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968,1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974)
  • 2× World Series champion (1966, 1970)
  • 16× Gold Glove Award (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975)
  • AL MVP (1964)
  • World Series MVP (1970)
  • MLB All-Star Game MVP (1966)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1972)
  • Babe Ruth Award (1970)
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (1966)
  • Baltimore Orioles #5 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
Member of the National
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Induction 1983
Vote 91.98% (first ballot

Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy brought the first ever World Series Championship home to the city of San Francisco in 2010 and the first for the Giants since 1954. He reached the World Series for the third time in his managing career in 2012, also with the Giants. The Giants won the 2012 World Series in the 10th inning 4-3 over the Detroit Tigers in a 4 game sweep.

Bruce Sutter

Bruce Sutter was on the fringes of professional baseball,
a struggling minor league pitcher with an injured arm,
until he received a gift that changed his life forever.
A new pitch, a split-fingered fastball, was taught to him by
a wise, old man of the game, and in a matter of years,
Sutter took this new weapon and blazed a trail as one of the
game’s top relief pitchers. A six-time All-Star, Sutter was the
1979 National League Cy Young Award winner and he was on the
mound for the last six outs of the Cardinals’ 1982 World Series
championship. He saved at least 20 games in nine consecutive seasons,
and set an NL mark with 45 saves in 1984. The right-hander retired
following an arm injury, with 300 saves and a 2.84 ERA to his credit.
Bruce was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Career statistics
Games pitched 661
Win–Loss record 68–71
Earned run average 2.83
Strikeouts 861
Saves 300
Teams
  • Chicago Cubs (19761980)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (19811984)
  • Atlanta Braves (198519861988)
Career highlights and awards
  • 6× All-Star selection (1977197819791980,19811984)
  • World Series champion (1982)
  • 1979 NL Cy Young Award
  • 4× NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year (1979, 1981, 1982, 1984)
  • 1982 Babe Ruth Award
  • St. Louis Cardinals #42 retired
  • St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame (2014)
Member of the National
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Induction 2006
Vote 76.9% (thirteenth ballot)

Buster Douglas

James “Buster” Douglas is former professional boxer. He is best known for his stunning upset of Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo to win the undisputed world heavyweight title. At the time Tyson was undefeated and considered to be the best boxer in the world, as well as one of the most feared heavyweight champions in history due to his utter domination of the division over the previous three years. The only casino to make odds for the fight (all others declining to do so as they considered the fight such a foregone conclusion), had Douglas as a 42-to-1 underdog for the fight, making his victory, in commentator Jim Lampley’s words, “The biggest upset in the history of heavyweight championship fights.”

Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken, Jr. is a Hall of Fame shortstop and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001. A 19-time MLB All-Star, Ripken is considered one of the best shortstops to ever play the game. At 6′ 4″ (1.93 m), he pioneered the way for the taller and larger shortstops.Ripken earned the nickname “Iron Man,” doggedly remaining in the lineup despite numerous minor injuries. He played in a record 2,632 straight games spanning sixteen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. He played his 2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995, against the California Angels, breaking the 56-year-old record set by the “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig, the legendary New York Yankees first baseman. Ripken hit a home run in game 2,130 and game 2,131, moving fans to the point that his 2,131st consecutive game was named Major League Baseball’s “Most Memorable Moment” in MLB history.Ripken was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on January 9, 2007.

 

MLB debut
August 10, 1981 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 2001 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .276
Hits 3,184
Home runs 431
Runs batted in 1,695
Teams
  • Baltimore Orioles (19812001)
Career highlights and awards
  • 19× All-Star (19831984198519861987,1988198919901991199219931994,1995199619971998199920002001)
  • World Series champion (1983)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award (1991, 1992)
  • 8× Silver Slugger Award (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994)
  • 2× AL MVP (1983, 1991)
  • 1982 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 2× MLB All-Star Game MVP (1991, 2001)
  • 1992 Roberto Clemente Award
  • 1992 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • 1991 Home Run Derby winner
  • Baltimore Orioles #8 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Holds record for 2,632 consecutive games played
  • Other awards and records
Member of the National
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Induction 2007
Vote 98.53% (first ballot)

Cam Neely

Cam Neely is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and actor. He played right wing for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League from 1983 to 1996, #8. Neely was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005. He currently serves as the president of the Boston Bruins.

Carlton Fisk

 

Baseball’s most durable catcher with 24 years behind the plate, Carlton “Pudge” Fisk caught more games (2,226) than any player in history. Fisk was the first player ever to win the Rookie of the Year award unanimously. The 11-time All-Star hit 376 career home runs, including a record-setting 351 as a catcher, since bested by Mike Piazza. His most memorable home run came in Game Six of the 1975 World Series – a 12th inning blast off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park – giving his Red Sox a 7-6 win over Cincinnati. His tremendous pride and work ethic were respected by both teammates as well as the opposition. Fisk was elected into the National Baseball Hall of fame in 2000.

 

MLB debut
September 18, 1969 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 22, 1993 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 376
Hits 2,356
Runs batted in 1,330
Teams
  • Boston Red Sox (196919711980)
  • Chicago White Sox (19811993)
Career highlights and awards
  • 11× All-Star (19721973197419761977,197819801981198219851991)
  • Gold Glove Award winner (1972)
  • 3× Silver Slugger Award winner (1981, 1985, 1988)
  • 1972 AL Rookie of the Year
  • Boston Red Sox #27 retired
  • Chicago White Sox #72 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 2000
Vote 79.6% (second ballot)

Carson Fulmer

Carson Fulmer is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization. He played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was drafted by the White Sox in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft. As a freshman in 2013, Fulmer, appeared in 26 games as a relief pitcher, going 3–0 with a 2.39 earned run average, four saves and 51 strikeouts in 52 2⁄3 innings. Fulmer started his sophomore season in 2014 as a relief pitcher, but was moved to the starting rotation in April. After becoming a starter, he had a 28 innings scoreless streak. In June, he helped the Commodores win the 2014 College World Series against the Virginia Cavaliers after allowing only one earned run in 5 2⁄3 innings of the third game. He finished the season 7–1 in 26 games (10 starts) with a 1.98 ERA, 10 saves and 95 strikeouts in 91 innings, earning the SEC Pitcher of the Year Award. After the season, he played for the United States collegiate national team during the summer.

Fulmer won the National Pitcher of the Year Award. He was a finalist for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation’s top college player.

Christen Press

Christen Press is an American professional soccer forward. She currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women’s national soccer team. Press previously played for magicJack of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) as well as Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and Tyresö FF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. In 2011, she was named the WPS Rookie of the Year. In 2013, Press was the top scorer in the Damallsvenskan with 23 goals and became the first American to receive the Golden Boot award in the history of the league. She was a 2010 Hermann Trophy recipient and holds the all-time scoring record at Stanford University. She played in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the United States national team.

Christian Laettner

Christian Laettner is a retired basketball player whose hall-of-fame career for the Duke Blue Devils is widely regarded as one of the greatest in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history. He was the star player on the back-to-back National Championship teams of 1991 and 1992. He is particularly famous for his iconic game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 1992 regional final and for the hatred he received from opposing fans.

As the NCAA player of the year, Laettner was the only collegian selected for the elite “Dream Team” that dominated the 1992 Olympics; the team is enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was drafted third overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves then played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six different teams; the highlight was an All-Star Game selection in 1997 while on the Atlanta Hawks.

Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling is a former American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He helped lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993, and won championships in 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and 2004 and 2007 with the Boston Red Sox. Schilling retired with a career postseason record of 11–2, and his .846 postseason winning percentage is a major-league record among pitchers with at least ten decisions. He is a member of the 3,000-strikeout club and has the highest strikeout-to-walk ratio of any of its members. He is tied for third for the most 300-strikeout seasons.

Dave Winfield

Career Stats

San Diego Padres 1973 – 1980

  • 1973: Began MLB career June 6th
  • 1978: Named team captain
  • 1980: Played in all 162 season games
  • 2001: First Padre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2001: Padres retire #31
  • 2008: Named Padre Executive V.P./Senior Advisor

New York Yankees 1981 – 1990

  • 1982: Career high 37 HRs; team RBI leader; AL Player of Month (Sept)
  • 1984: Career high .340 batting avg; 20-game hitting streak; three 5-hit games
  • 1985: First Yankee to score 100+ runs two consecutive seasons since Mickey Mantle
  • 1986: First Yankee to reach 100 RBI 5 straight seasons since Joe DiMaggio
  • 1988: AL Player of Month (April)
  • 2001: Dave Winfield Day (August 18th)
  • 2003: Named to the All-Time Yankee Team as starting left fielder
  • 2009: Winfield “Yankeeography” Premieres

California Angels 1990 – 1991

  • 1990: A.L. Comeback Player of the Year
  • Led Angels in runs, RBI
  • 1991: A.L. Player of the Week (April 9-14)
  • Oldest player to hit for cycle; 400th Home Run

World Champion Toronto Blue Jays – 1992

  • 1992: Outstanding DH
  • 1992: Set RBI record for August(32)
  • 1992: Winning hit in World Series

Minnesota Twins 1993-1994

  • 1993: AL Player of Week (May 10-16)
  • 18th player in MLB history to reach 3,000 hits.

Cleveland Indians 1995

  • 23rd and final MLB season
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA SLG
1973 56 141 9 39 4 1 3 12 0 12 19 .277 .383
1974 145 498 57 132 18 4 20 75 9 40 96 .265 .438
1975 143 509 74 136 20 2 15 76 23 69 82 .267 .403
1976 137 492 81 139 26 4 13 69 26 65 78 .283 .431
1977 157 615 104 169 29 7 25 92 16 58 75 .275 .467
1978 158 587 88 181 30 5 24 97 21 55 81 .308 .499
1979 159 597 97 184 27 10 34 118 15 85 71 .308 .558
1980 162 558 89 154 25 6 20 87 23 79 83 .276 .450
1981 105 388 52 114 25 1 13 68 11 43 41 .294 .464
1982 140 539 84 151 24 8 37 106 5 45 64 .280 .560
1983 152 598 99 169 26 8 32 116 15 58 77 .283 .513
1984 141 567 106 193 34 4 19 100 6 53 71 .340 .515
1985 155 633 105 174 34 6 26 114 19 52 96 .275 .471
1986 154 565 90 148 31 5 24 104 6 77 106 .262 .462
1987 156 575 83 158 22 1 27 97 5 76 96 .275 .457
1988 149 559 96 180 37 2 25 107 9 69 88 .322 .530
1989 Missed Entire Season Due To Back Injury
1990 20 61 7 13 3 0 2 6 0 4 13 .213 .361
1990 112 414 63 114 18 2 19 72 0 48 68 .275 .466
1991 150 568 75 149 27 4 28 86 7 56 109 .262 .472
1992 156 583 92 169 33 3 26 108 2 82 89 .290 .491
1993 143 547 72 148 27 2 21 76 2 45 106 .271 .442
1994 77 294 35 74 15 3 10 43 2 31 51 .252 .425
1995 46 115 11 22 5 0 2 4 1 14 26 .191 .287
23 Seasons 2973 11003 1669 3110 540 88 465 1833 223 1216 1686 .283 .475

Dennis Eckersley

He was the American League Rookie Pitcher of the Year in 1975 compiling a 13–7 record and 2.60 ERA. His unstyled, long hair, moustache and live fastball made him an instant and identifiable fan favorite.Eckersley was the most dominant closer in the game from 1988 to 1992. He saved 220 games during the five years and never posted an ERA higher than 2.96.He was the American League’s Cy Young Award winner and the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1992, a season in which he posted 51 saves. In 1999, he ranked Number 98 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball “All-Century Team.” on January 6, 2004, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, with 83.2% of the votes.

 

MLB debut
April 12, 1975 for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1998 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 197–171
Earned run average 3.50
Strikeouts 2,401
Saves 390
Teams
  • Cleveland Indians (19751977)
  • Boston Red Sox (19781984)
  • Chicago Cubs (19841986)
  • Oakland Athletics (19871995)
  • St. Louis Cardinals (19961997)
  • Boston Red Sox (1998)
Career highlights and awards
  • 6× All-Star (19771982198819901991,1992)
  • World Series champion (1989)
  • AL Cy Young Award (1992)
  • AL MVP (1992)
  • 2× AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year (1988, 1992)
  • 2× AL saves champion (1988, 1992)
  • ALCS MVP (1988)
  • Pitched a no-hitter (May 30, 1977)
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
  • Oakland Athletics #43 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team
Member of the National
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Induction 2004
Vote 83.2% (first ballot)

Don Mattingly

Donald Arthur “Don” Mattingly (born April 20, 1961) is an American professional baseball first baseman, coach and manager. Mattingly is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed “The Hit Man” and “Donnie Baseball”, he spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Yankees.

Mattingly graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Indiana, and was selected by the Yankees in the amateur draft. Debuting with the Yankees in 1982 after three seasons in minor league baseball, Mattingly emerged as the Yankees’ starting first baseman after a successful rookie season in 1983. Mattingly was named to the American League (AL) All-Star team six times. He won nine Gold Glove Awards, three Silver Slugger Awards, the 1984 AL batting title, and was the 1985 AL Most Valuable Player. Mattingly served as captain of the Yankees from 1991 through 1995, when he retired as a player. The Yankees retired Mattingly’s uniform number, 23, after his retirement. He has also received consideration for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, though he has not been elected.

Returning to the Yankees as a coach in 2004 for manager Joe Torre, he followed Torre to the Dodgers in 2008, and succeeded him as the Dodgers’ manager in 2011.

Mattingly finished his career with 2,153 hits, 222 home runs, 1,099 RBI, and a .307 lifetime average. He is commonly cited as the best Yankee player to have never played in a World Series.

Don Sutton

A model of consistency and durability throughout his 23-year major league career, Don Sutton won 324 games and struck out 3,574 batters. A four-time All-Star, he reached double figures in wins in 21 of his 23 seasons and struck out over 100 batters in each of his first 21 campaigns. During his rookie season he had 209 strikeouts which were the most by a NL rookie since Grover Cleveland Alexander ‘s 227 in 1911. En route to defeating every major league team, he earned a spot among the career leaders in losses (sixth), games started (second), strikeouts (fourth), innings pitched (sixth), and shutouts (eighth) at the time he retired. He never pitched a no-hitter, but he did pitch five one-hitters and nine two-hitters. He became the first pitcher to win 300 games while only once winning 20 in a season. He made his way past the 3,000-strikeout mark by racking up a record 21 consecutive 100-plus strikeout seasons (recording 99 in his final season), with a high of 217 in 1969. Sutton was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

 

MLB debut
April 14, 1966 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
August 9, 1988 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 324–256
Earned run average 3.26
Strikeouts 3,574
Teams
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (19661980)
  • Houston Astros (19811982)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (19821984)
  • Oakland Athletics (1985)
  • California Angels (19851987)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (1988)
Career highlights and awards
  • 4× All-Star selection (1972197319751977)
  • 1977 MLB All-Star Game MVP
  • 1976 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • Los Angeles Dodgers #20 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 1998
Vote 81.6% (fifth ballot)

Dwight Evans

Dwight Michael Evans, nicknamed Dewey, is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1972–90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991) in Major League Baseball.

Evans won eight Gold Glove Awards (1976, 1978–79 and 1981–85.

Eddie Murray

Eddie Murray, nicknamed “Steady Eddie”, is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman and designated hitter. Spending most of his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles, he ranks fourth in team history in both games played and hits. Though Murray never won a Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, he finished in the top ten in MVP voting several times. After his playing career, Murray coached for the Orioles, Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers.

He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. In the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Murray is described as the fifth-best first baseman in major league history. He was 77th on the list of the Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players by The Sporting News .

Frank Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. (born May 27, 1968) is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball’s biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken Harrelson nicknamed Thomas “The Big Hurt” in the 1992 season.Thomas was known for his menacing home run power; he routinely swung a rusted piece of rebar that he reportedly found during a renovation project in Old Comiskey Park in the on-deck circle.

Thomas played college baseball and college football for the Auburn Tigers of Auburn University. He retired February 12, 2010. Playing in Major League Baseball, Thomas played for the Chicago White Sox (1990–2005), Oakland Athletics (2006, 2008), and Toronto Blue Jays (2007–2008). He is a five-time All-Star (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997), four-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000), and two-time AL MVP (1993, 1994). He won the AL batting title in 1997, was named AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2000, and his uniform number was retired by the White Sox.

 

MLB debut
August 2, 1990 for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 29, 2008 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .301
Hits 2,468
Home runs 521
Runs batted in 1,704
Teams
  • Chicago White Sox (1990–2005)
  • Oakland Athletics (2006)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (2007–2008)
  • Oakland Athletics (2008)
Career highlights and awards
  • 5× All-Star (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
  • 4× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1993, 1994, 2000)
  • 2× AL MVP (1993, 1994)
  • 1997 AL batting title
  • 2000 AL Comeback Player of the Year
  • 1995 Home Run Derby champion
  • Chicago White Sox #35 retired
Incoming Member of the National
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Induction 2014
Vote 83.7% (first ballot)

Gavin Cecchini

Cecchini was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and attended Alfred M. Barbe High School. Prior to the 2012 MLB draft, Cecchini was regarded by Perfect Game as “good athlete, highest level hitter and outstanding middle infield tools.” Cecchini initially committed to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers before switching his commitment to Ole Miss. He was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft with the 12th overall pick.

Cecchini began his professional career in 2012 with the Kingsport Mets and then was promoted to Brooklyn Cyclones to end the season. Baseball America ranked him as the #2 prospect in the Mets system and the Appalachian League’s #12 prospect following the 2012 season. He began the 2014 baseball season as a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats. He was promoted to the Major Leagues on September 6, 2016.[5] He made his Major League debut on September 11, striking out in a pinch hit appearance at Turner Field. On September 24, he hit his first career hit, an RBI double.

Hope Solo

Hope Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women’s national soccer team since 2000. After playing at the collegiate level for the University of Washington, she played professionally for the Philadelphia Charge in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). When the WUSA folded after her first season, she traveled to Europe to play for the top division leagues in Sweden and France. From 2009 to 2011, she played in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) for Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat and magicJack. After the WPS ceased operations in early 2012, she played for the Seattle Sounders in the W-League. She currently plays for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, the top division of women’s soccer in the United States.

Solo is regarded as one of the top female goalkeepers in the world and currently holds the U.S. record for most career clean sheets

Ivan Rodriguez

Iván Rodríguez, nicknamed “Pudge” is a former Major League Baseball catcher. In his career, he played for the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.

Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999. He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time.

Rodríguez won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003, and also played in the 2006 World Series while with the Tigers. He is the major league career leader in putouts by catchers. On June 17, 2009, Rodríguez set an MLB record by catching his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk. During his career, he had the best caught stealing percentage of any major league catcher, at 45.68%.

On January 18, 2017, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown in his first year of eligibility, receiving 76% of the votes cast.

Jan Stenerud

Jan Stenerud is a former professional football player for the American Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs (1967–1969), and the NFL’s Chiefs (1970–1979), Green Bay Packers (1980–1983), and Minnesota Vikings (1984–1985). He is the first pure placekicker to be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stenerud is distinguished as being the first Norwegian to play in the National Football League.

Jennie Finch

Jennie Lynn Finch is a former American softball player who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Jennie helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history. In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family. In August 2011 she started work as a color analyst for ESPN doing National Pro Fastpitch and college softball games.

 

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Sport Softball

Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer  is a retired American right-handed pitcher who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1967, 1969–1984) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. Palmer was the winning pitcher in 186 games in the 1970s, the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also won at least twenty games in each of eight seasons and received three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves during the decade. His 268 career victories are currently an Orioles record. A six-time American League All-Star, he was also one of the rare pitchers who never allowed a grand slam in any major league contest.

Palmer appeared in the postseason eight times and was a vital member of three World Series Champions, six AL pennant winners and seven Eastern Division titleholders. He is the only pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic with a win in each of three decades. He was also the youngest to pitch a shutout in a World Series at age 20 in 1966. He was one of the starters on the last rotation to feature four 20-game winners in a single season in 1971.

Since his retirement as an active player in 1984, Palmer has worked as a color commentator on telecasts of MLB games for ABC and ESPN and for the Orioles on Home Team Sports (HTS), Comcast SportsNet (CSN) Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).  He was nicknamed Cakes in the 1960s because of his habit of eating pancakes for breakfast on the days he pitched.

 

MLB debut
April 17, 1965 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
May 12, 1984 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win–loss record 268–152
Earned run average 2.86
Strikeouts 2,212
Teams
  • Baltimore Orioles (19651984)
Career highlights and awards
  • 6× All-Star (19701971197219751977,1978)
  • 3× World Series champion (196619701983)
  • 3× AL Cy Young Award winner (1973, 1975, 1976)
  • 4× Gold Glove Award winner (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • Pitched no-hitter on August 13, 1969
  • Baltimore Orioles #22 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 1990
Vote 92.6% (first ballot)

Jim Rice

Jim Rice played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. Rice led the AL in home runs three times (1977, 1978, 1983), in RBI twice (1978, 1983), in slugging average twice (1977, 1978), and in total bases four times (1977-1979, 1983). He also picked up Silver Slugger awards in 1983 and 1984 (the award was created in 1980). Rice hit at least 39 home runs in a season four times, had eight 100-RBI seasons and four seasons with 200+ hits, and batted over .300 seven times. He finished his 16-year career with a .298 batting average, 382 home runs, 1,451 RBIs, 1,249 runs scored, 2,452 hits, and 4,129 total bases. He was an American League All-Star eight times (1977-1980, 1983-1986). In addition to winning the American League MVP award in 1978, he finished in the top five in MVP voting five other times (1975, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1986). Rice was elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.

 

MLB debut
August 19, 1974 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 3, 1989 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .298
Hits 2,452
Home runs 382
Runs batted in 1,451
Teams
  • Boston Red Sox (19741989)
Career highlights and awards
  • 8× All-Star selection (1977197819791980,1983198419851986)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award winner (1983, 1984)
  • 1978 AL MVP
  • Boston Red Sox #14 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 2009
Vote 76.4% (15th and final ballot)

Joe Theismann

Joe Theismann is an American former professional football player, sports commentator, corporate speaker and restaurateur. He played quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL), achieving his most enduring fame in 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive appearances to Super Bowl XVII (winning) and Super Bowl XVIII (losing). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Following his retirement from football after a 1985 career-ending injury, Theismann worked a sportscaster and an analyst on pro football broadcasts with ESPN for nearly 20 years. He primarily partnered with Mike Patrick, for the network’s Sunday Night Football package and for one season of Monday Night Football with Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser. Theismann also worked as a color analyst on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football package with play-by-play voice Bob Papa and Matt Millen. Theismann also co-hosts the network’s weekly show Playbook.

John Smoltz

John Smoltz  is an American former baseball pitcher and active sportscaster. He played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for three teams, all but one of which were spent with the Atlanta Braves. In his tenure with the team, he garnered eight All-Star selections and the National League Cy Young Award in 1996. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility.

As part of a dominant starting rotation for the Braves in the 1990s that included Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, Smoltz helped make Atlanta perennial contenders, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series. Though predominantly known as a starting pitcher, Smoltz was converted to a reliever in 2001, following his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and he spent four years as the team’s closer before returning to a starting role. In 2002, he became only the second pitcher in history to record a 20-win season and a 50-save season (the other being Dennis Eckersley). He is the only pitcher in major league history to top both 200 wins and 150 saves. In 2008, he became the 16th member of the 3,000 strikeout club. Smoltz left the Braves after 2008 and split his final season with the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Since retiring as a player, he has served as a color commentator and analyst on television.

Johnny Bench (East Coast Exclusive)

Johnny Lee Bench is a former professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983 and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bench, a 14-time All-Star selection and a two-time National League Most Valuable Player, was a key member of The Big Red Machine, which won six division titles, four National League pennants, and two World Series championships. ESPN has called him the greatest catcher in baseball history.

 

MLB debut
August 28, 1967 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1983 for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 389
Runs batted in 1,376
Teams
  • Cincinnati Reds (1967–1983)
Career highlights and awards
  • 14× All-Star (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972,1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,1980, 1983)
  • 2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)
  • 10× Gold Glove Award winner (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
  • 2× NL MVP (1970, 1972)
  • 1968 NL Rookie of the Year
  • 1976 World Series MVP
  • 1976 Babe Ruth Award
  • 1975 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
  • 1981 Hutch Award
  • Cincinnati Reds #5 retired
  • Major League Baseball All-Century Team
  • Major League Baseball All-Time Team
Member of the National
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Induction 1989
Vote 96.42% (first ballot)

Kevin McHale

Kevin McHale is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Boston Celtics. He is also a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.

McHale began working for the Minnesota Timberwolves immediately following his retirement in 1993 (until 2009), at different times, as a TV analyst, general manager, and finally head coach. McHale then worked as an on-air analyst for NBA TV and Turner Sports’s popular NBA on TNT studio show. He was most recently the head coach of the Houston Rockets.

Lou Brock

Lou Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent the majority of his career playing as a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 and the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. He is currently a special instructor coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Brock was best known for breaking Ty Cobb’s all-time major league stolen base record in 1977. He was an All-Star for six seasons and a National League stolen base leader for eight seasons. He led the NL in doubles and triples in 1968. He also led the NL in singles in 1972, and was the runner-up for the NL Most Valuable Player Award in 1974.

Luiz Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez, nicknamed “Gonzo”, is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. A Cuban-American, Gonzalez spent his best years with the Arizona Diamondbacks and was one of the most popular players in that organization’s history. He delivered the game-winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series off Mariano Rivera to give the Diamondbacks their first World Series championship.

Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza is an American former professional baseball catcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1992–2007. He played most notably for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, while also having brief stints with the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics. A 12-time All-Star and 10-time Silver Slugger Award winner at catcher, Piazza produced strong offensive numbers at his position; in his career, he recorded 427 home runs—a record 396 of which were hit as catcher—along with a .308 batting average and 1,335 runs batted in (RBIs).

Piazza was drafted by the Dodgers in the 1988 MLB Draft as a favor from Tommy Lasorda to Piazza’s father. Initially a first baseman, Piazza converted to catcher in the minor leagues at Lasorda’s suggestion to improve his chances of being promoted. He made his major league debut in 1992 and the following year was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year and was an All-Star for the first of ten consecutive seasons. Piazza immediately impressed with his ability to hit for power and average. His best year as a Dodger came in 1997 when he batted .362, hit 40 home runs, and had 124 runs batted in (RBIs), leading to a runner-up finish in voting for the NL Most Valuable Player Award. In 1998, he was traded to the Marlins and then a week later to the Mets, with whom he spent most of the remainder of his career. He helped the Mets reach the 2000 World Series, the only World Series appearance of his career. After the 2005 season, Piazza left the Mets to play one season each for the Padres and Athletics before retiring after the 2007 season.

Piazza is regarded as one of the best offensive catchers in baseball history. He had at least one RBI in 15 consecutive games for the Mets in 2000, the second-longest RBI streak ever. In 2013, the Mets inducted Piazza into the New York Mets Hall of Fame. In 2016, Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 83% of the vote

Orlando Cepeda

Orlando  Cepeda is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball first baseman and a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The 1958 National League Rookie of the Year, Cepeda was voted the National League Most Valuable Player in 1967, the year his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, won the World Series. Overall, he appeared in three World Series and was the first winner of the American League’s Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in 1973. He batted .300 or better 10 times in the 14 seasons he appeared in over 100 games.

Paul Molitor

Paul Leo Molitor nicknamed “Molly” and “The Ignitor”, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current coach who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his 21-year baseball career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1978–1992), Toronto Blue Jays (1993–1995), and Minnesota Twins (1996–1998). He was known for his exceptional hitting and speed. He made seven All-Star Game appearances and was the World Series MVP in 1993.

Molitor grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota before beginning his MLB career. Molitor has served as a coach for the Seattle Mariners and the Twins since his retirement as a player. In 2004, he was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, becoming one of the first players who spent a significant portion of his career as a designated hitter to be enshrined.

Phil Esposito

Phil Esposito is a Canadian broadcaster, and former professional ice hockey executive, coach and player. A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, he played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He is considered one of the best to have ever played in the NHL, and is the older brother of fellow Hall-of-Famer Tony Esposito, a goaltender.

After retiring as a player, Esposito served as head coach and general manager of the New York Rangers before co-founding the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was the principal studio analyst for the NHL on Fox 1995–1998. He now serves as Tampa Bay’s radio color commentator.

Rafael Palmeiro

Rafael Palmeiro Corrales is a retired Cuban American Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1985. He played for the Cubs (1986–1988), Texas Rangers (1989–1993, 1999–2003), and the Baltimore Orioles (1994–1998, 2004–2005). He was named to the MLB All-Star Team four times, and won the Gold Glove three times. He is a member of the 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club and is only the fourth player in history to be a member of both.

Ray Bourque

Ray Bourque is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He currently holds records for most career goals, assists, and points by a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL). Bourque is also an Olympian and has become near-synonymous with the Boston Bruins franchise, for which he played 21 seasons and became its longest-serving captain.

Bourque finished his career with the Colorado Avalanche, with whom he won his only Stanley Cup in his final NHL game.

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson nicknamed “Mr. October” for his clutch hitting in the postseason, is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder who played for five different teams from 1967 to 1987. He won three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A’s in the early 1970s and also won 2 consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. Jackson played 21 seasons and reached the post-season in 11 of them, winning six pennants and five World Series. His accomplishments include winning both the regular-season and World Series MVP awards in 1973, hitting 563 career home runs (sixth all-time at the time of his retirement), maintaining a .490 career slugging percentage, being named to 14 All-Star teams, and the dubious distinction of being the all-time leader in strikeouts with 2,597. Jackson was the first major leaguer to hit one hundred home runs for three different clubs, having hit over 100 for the Athletics, Yankees, and Angels.In 1999, Jackson placed 48th on The Sporting News’ list of “The 100 Greatest Baseball Players.”He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993.

 

MLB debut
June 9, 1967 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1987 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .262
Hits 2,584
Home runs 563
Runs batted in 1,702
Strikeouts 2,597
Teams
  • Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (19671975)
  • Baltimore Orioles (1976)
  • New York Yankees (19771981)
  • California Angels (19821986)
  • Oakland Athletics (1987)
Career highlights and awards
  • 14× All-Star (19691971197219731974,1975197719781979198019811982,19831984)
  • 5× World Series champion (197219731974,19771978)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award winner (1980, 1982)
  • AL MVP (1973)
  • 2× World Series MVP (1973, 1977)
  • Babe Ruth Award (1977)
  • Oakland Athletics #9 retired
  • New York Yankees #44 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 1993
Vote 93.6% (first ballot)

Robin Yount

Robin R. Yount (nicknamed,”The Kid”, and “Rockin’ Robin”) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and center fielder. He spent his entire 20-year baseball career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974–1993).

After growing up in California, Yount spent a couple of months in minor league baseball and advanced to the major leagues at the age of 18. He won two American League Most Valuable Player awards. In his best season, 1982, the Brewers made a World Series appearance. In 1999, Yount was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Since his retirement as a player, Yount has held several roles as a baseball coach.

3× All-Star (1980, 1982, 1983)
2× AL MVP (1982, 1989)
Gold Glove Award (1982)
3× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1982, 1989)
Milwaukee Brewers #19 retired

Rod Carew

Rod Carew won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year award in 1967. He was elected to 18 consecutive All-Star game appearances.  He was named 1977 AL MVP. Compiled 3053 hits and was a 7 time batting champion. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.

 

MLB debut
April 11, 1967 for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1985 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average .328
Hits 3,053
Home runs 92
Runs batted in 1,015
Teams
As player

  • Minnesota Twins (1967–1978)
  • California Angels (1979–1985)

As coach

  • California / Anaheim Angels (1992–1999)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (2000–2001)
Career highlights and awards
  • 18× All-Star (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978,1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
  • 1977 AL MVP
  • 1967 AL Rookie of the Year
  • 1977 Roberto Clemente Award
  • 7× AL batting champion (1969, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978)
  • Minnesota Twins #29 retired
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim #29 retired
  • Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame induction (2005)
Member of the National
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Induction 1991
Vote 90.5% (first ballot)

Roger Wehrli

Roger Wehrli is a former National Football League cornerback who played his entire 14-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969 until 1982. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler after playing college football at the University of Missouri, where he was a consensus All-American and a first-round draft choice by the Cardinals in 1969. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Steven Matz

With a 7–4 record and a 2.19 ERA in 15 starts for Las Vegas, the Mets promoted Matz to make his major league debut on June 28. Matz won his debut and recorded four runs batted in (RBIs), breaking the Mets’ franchise record for RBIs in a major league debut and setting an MLB record for most RBI by a pitcher in their debut.

Tim Raines

Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959), nicknamed “Rock”, is an American professional baseball coach and former player. He played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six teams from 1979 to 2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos. He is regarded as one of the best leadoff hitters and base runners in baseball history. In 2013, Raines began working in the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a roving outfield and base running instructor.

Raines is the 1986 NL batting champion, a seven-time All-Star, and four-time stolen base champion.

7× All-Star (1981–1987)
3× World Series champion (1996, 1998, 2005)
Silver Slugger Award (1986)
MLB All-Star Game MVP (1987)
NL batting champion (1986)
4× NL stolen base champion (1981–1984)
Montreal Expos #30 retired

Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine* was a five-time 20-game winner and two-time Cy Young Award winner, and one of only 24 pitchers (and just 6 left-handers) in major league history to earn 300 career wins.

MLB debut
August 17, 1987 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 14, 2008 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Win–loss record 305–203
Earned run average 3.54
Strikeouts 2,607
Teams
  • Atlanta Braves (1987–2002)
  • New York Mets (2003–2007)
  • Atlanta Braves (2008)
Career highlights and awards
  • 10× All-Star (1991–1993, 1996–1998, 2000,2002, 2004, 2006)
  • World Series champion (1995)
  • 2× NL Cy Young Award (1991, 1998)
  • World Series MVP (1995)
  • 4× Silver Slugger Award (1991, 1995, 1996, 1998)
  • Atlanta Braves #47 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 2014
Vote 91.9% (first ballot)

 

*Exclusive agreement in partnership with TriStar Productions.

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver was a franchise power pitcher who helped change the New York Mets from lovable losers into formidable foes. The quintessential professional, “Tom Terrific” won 311 games with a 2.86 ERA over 20 seasons and his 3,272 strikeouts set a National League career record. Seaver fanned 3,640 batters in his career, including 200 or more 10 times and 19 in a single game once. Seaver also is tied with Nolan Ryan for the most all-time shutouts with 61. “Number 41” was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1967, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, and made more Opening Day starts (16) than any pitcher in history. Seaver was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992 receiving the highest percentage (98.84%) of all-time. votes.

MLB debut
April 13, 1967 for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 19, 1986 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Win–loss record 311–205
Earned run average 2.86
Strikeouts 3,640
Teams
  • New York Mets (1967–1977)
  • Cincinnati Reds (1977–1982)
  • New York Mets (1983)
  • Chicago White Sox (1984–1986)
  • Boston Red Sox (1986)
Career highlights and awards
  • 12× All-Star (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981)
  • World Series champion (1969)
  • 3× NL Cy Young Award winner (1969, 1973, 1975)
  • 1967 NL Rookie of the Year
  • 3× NL ERA Champion (1970, 1971, 1973)
  • 5× NL Strikeout Champion (1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976)
  • 3× NL Wins Champion (1969, 1975, 1981)
  • Pitched a no-hitter on June 16, 1978
  • New York Mets #41 retired
  • New York Mets Hall of Fame
Member of the National
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Induction 1992
Vote 98.8% (first ballot)

Tony LaRussa

Tony LaRussa is an American professional baseball player, manager, and executive currently serving as chief baseball analyst and advisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is best known for his tenures as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). His MLB career has spanned from 1963 to the present. As a manager, La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles in 33 seasons. His 2,728 wins as a manager ranks third all-time in major league history, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.

As a player, La Russa made his major league debut in 1963 and spent parts of five major league seasons with the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. After a shoulder injury during the 1964–65 off-season, he played much of the remainder of his career in the minor leagues until retiring in 1977.

La Russa was named manager of the White Sox in the middle of the 1979 season and guided the White Sox to an American League West division title four seasons later. Despite being fired in the middle of the 1986 season, the Athletics hired him less than three weeks later, and La Russa led the A’s to three consecutive American League championships from 1988 to 1990 and the 1989 World Series title. He left Oakland following the 1995 season to manage the Cardinals, and led the team to three National League championships and the 2006 and 2011 World Series titles. La Russa retired after winning the 2011 title and 33 seasons as a major league manager. Three months later, he accepted a position assisting fellow former manager, Joe Torre, the executive vice president for MLB operations. In 2014, he became the Chief Baseball Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

On December 9, 2013, he was unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame by the 16-member Veterans Committee. The induction ceremony was held at Cooperstown, New York, on July 27, 2014. On August 16, 2014, he was inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.

Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets. He made his MLB debut in 2013.

The Mets called up d’Arnaud for the first time on August 17, 2013. In his first major league plate appearance, d’Arnaud drew a four-pitch walk from San Diego starter Edinson Volquez. He finished the game 0–2 with 2 walks. d’Arnaud got his first major league hit on August 20 against Atlanta Braves pitcher Luis Ayala in the 8th inning. He hit his first Major League home run on August 25, a two-run shot off Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.

Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a perennial contender for American League batting titles. Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. With 12 straight All-Star appearances, Boggs is third only to Brooks Robinson and George Brett in number of consecutive appearances as a third baseman. His finest season was 1987 when he set career highs in HR(24), RBI(89), and slugging percentage(.588). Also in that season he batted .363 and held a .461 OBP, both stats leading the league. In 1999, he ranked number 95 on The Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball

 

MLB debut
April 10, 1982 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 27, 1999 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Batting average .328
Hits 3,010
Home runs 118
Runs batted in 1,014
Teams
  • Boston Red Sox (19821992)
  • New York Yankees (19931997)
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays (19981999)
Career highlights and awards
  • 12× All-Star (19851986198719881989,1990199119921993199419951996)
  • World Series champion (1996)
  • 2× Gold Glove Award winner (1994, 1995)
  • 8× Silver Slugger Award winner (1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994)
  • 5× AL batting champion (1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • Tampa Bay Rays #12 retired
Member of the National
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Induction 2005
Vote 91.9% (first ballot)