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Encyclopedia > Mickey Rivers

John Milton "Mickey" Rivers (born October 31, 1948 in Miami, Florida, USA) was a Major League Baseball player from 1970-1984 for the California Angels, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. He was generally known as a speedy, hard-to-strikeout leadoff hitter and a good-fielding centerfielder, albeit one with a weak arm. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County in the state of Florida Founded 1896 County Miami-Dade County City Government Style Mayor-Council Mayor Manuel “Manny” Diaz (R) Area  - Total  - Water 55. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Yankees redirects here. ... The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ...


Originally signed by the Atlanta Braves, "Mick The Quick" began his big league career in 1970 with the Angels, and stayed with them through the 1975 season. Rivers rode the bench in his first few years, but then started in 1974 and 1975. He led the league in triples both years and swiped a career-high 70 bases in 1975, tops in the American League. Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â€¢ 1893 1892 â€¢ 1891 â€¢ 1883 â€¢ 1878 1877 East Division titles (11) 2005...


Along with Ed Figueroa, Rivers was dealt to the Yankees in the 1975-76 off-season for Bobby Bonds. The trade immediately paid dividends for the Yankees. Figueroa won 19 games and Rivers enjoyed a career year. Rivers was named to the All-Star team, batted .312, stole 43 bases and posted then-career highs in home runs (8) and runs batted in (67). Rivers placed third in the Most Valuable Player voting behind teammate Thurman Munson and George Brett and was named an Outfielder on The Sporting News AL All-Star team. Eduardo Figueroa Padilla (born October 14, 1948 in Ciales, Puerto Rico), was a Major League Baseball player from 1974-1981 for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, and Oakland Athletics. ... Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 – August 23, 2003) was a Major League Baseball right fielder from 1968 to 1981. ... 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 American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Thurman Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was a Major League Baseball player from 1969 to 1979. ... This article deals with the baseball player George Howard Brett. ...


Rivers posted good numbers in his two other full seasons as a part of the "Bronx Zoo" including a .326 Batting Average in 1977 but was traded in the middle of the 1979 season to Texas, where he set the single-season record for hits by a Ranger, since eclipsed by Michael Young with 210 in 1980. He concluded his career in 1984 with a .295 lifetime average, 267 stolen bases and 1660 hits. Michael Brian Young (born October 19, 1976 in Covina, California) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays shortstop for the Texas Rangers. ...


While Rivers played for them, the Yankees won the World Series in 1977 and 1978, both times against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They also won the 1976 pennant but lost in the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Rivers posted a .308 average in his 29 postseason games. Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division titles...


Bill James ranked Mickey Rivers as the 59th greatest centerfielder of all time. Bill James (born June 18, 1949 in Mayetta, Kansas) is an important and influential baseball writer, and is its most influential statistician. ...


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Mickey Rivers was ranked by Bill James as the 59th greatest center fielder of all time.
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