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Encyclopedia > Carney Lansford

Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92). He batted and threw right handed. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley County Santa Clara County, California Area  - Total  - Water 461. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. ...


In a 15-year career, Lansford was a .290 hitter with 151 home runs and 874 RBI in 1862 games. In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


Highlights

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... Kirby Puckett (born March 14, 1961) was widely regarded as one of the best, and most popular, Major League Baseball players of the 1980s and early-to-mid 1990s. ... Silver Slugger Award In Major League Baseball, the Louisville Silver Slugger award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in each league. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...

See also

Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone as of 2004. ... List of AL Silver Slugger Winners at Third Base Silver Slugger AL: DH | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF NL: P | C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF Categories: Baseball Trophies and Awards ... This is a list of Boston Red Sox players awards winners and single-season leaderboards. ...

External links

  • Baseball Library (http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/L/Lansford_Carney.stm)
  • Baseball-Reference.com  (http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lansfca01.shtml) - career statistics and analysis

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A'S NOTEBOOK / Lansford doesn't bobble on A's future (448 words)
On Carney Lansford Bobblehead Doll Day at the Coliseum, the man depicted on the figurine put in a big plug for a South Bay stadium for the A's.
Lansford, a Santa Clara native who starred at third base for Oakland in the '80s, said the team "can't survive'' at the Coliseum, echoing statements made by Commissioner Bud Selig in recent years.
Lansford is an assistant coach at the school, where his son Jared just finished his junior year.
Like father, like sons - Boston.com - Red Sox - Sports (864 words)
Carney Lansford may have only played two seasons with the Red Sox (1981-82), but he made the most of them, winning the 1981 American League batting title with a career-high.336 average.
Lansford coaches his kids as much as he can, and stopped coaching at the major league level (he was bench coach under Tony La Russa in St. Louis in 1997 and 1998) to dedicate time for his two boys.
Lansford played 15 seasons in the majors, 10 of them with the Oakland A's (1983-92), where he won a World Series (1989).
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