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Encyclopedia > Orlando Cepeda
Orlando Cepeda
First baseman / Designated hitter
Born: September 17, 1937 (1937-09-17) (age 70)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1958
for the San Francisco Giants
Final game
September 19, 1974
for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Batting average     .297
Home runs     379
RBI     1,365
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (AL): 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967
  • Most Valuable Player: 1967
  • World Series champion: 1967, 1972
  • Rookie of the Year: 1958
  • Led NL in Doubles (38) in 1958
  • Led NL in Sacrifice Flies in 1958 (9) and 1966 (9)
  • Led NL in Home Runs (46) and At Bats per Home Run (12.7) in 1961
  • Led NL in RBI in 1961 (142) and 1967 (111)
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1999
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. Louis Cardinals (1966–68), Atlanta Braves (1969–72), Oakland Athletics (1972), Boston Red Sox (1973) and Kansas City Royals (1974). The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Cepeda was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. His father, slugger Pedro Cepeda, was a baseball legend in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Some called Cepeda the Babe Ruth of Latin America. Pedro's nicknames were Perucho and The Bull, so Orlando became known as Peruchin and Baby Bull. He was also nicknamed Cha-cha. Flag Seal Nickname: Gentilic: Ponceños Location Location of Ponce, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1692 Mayor Francisco Zayas Seijo Political party PPD Senatorial district 5 - Ponce Representative district 24, 25 Geographical characteristics Area Total 501. ... In baseball, slugger is a popular term for a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, though they may not have a high batting average. ... West Indies redirects here. ... This article is about the baseball player. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...

Contents

Biography

Baseball career

In his first season in 1958, Cepeda batted .312 with 25 home runs and 96 RBI, led the National League in doubles (38), and was named Rookie of the Year. In 1967, he was named the National League MVP by hitting .325 and having a league-leading 111 RBIs. He was the second NL player (joining fellow Giant Carl Hubbell in 1936) to win the MVP unanimously (receiving all first-place votes). Also, he is the only player in baseball history to win Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards unanimously. He was the first Latin player to win the home run and RBI titles. The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... 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. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world. ...


Cepeda was a seven-time All-Star (1959–64, 1967). He was the first Puerto Rican to start in an All Star Game (1959). Also he is the only Puerto Rican to be selected in two position for the All Star Game; as a first basemen and left fielder. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


The "Baby Bull" is one of seven players with more home runs in their first seven seasons than Hank Aaron: Albert Pujols (282), Eddie Mathews (253), Frank Robinson (241), Ernie Banks (228), Ted Williams (222), Orlando Cepeda (222), Mark McGwire (220) and Hank Aaron (219). Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Edwin Lee Eddie Mathews (October 13, 1931 – February 18, 2001) was a Hall of Fame third baseman in Major League Baseball and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, third baseman to play the game. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ...


Also, he is one of eleven players who batted .300+ with 30+ homers in four consecutive seasons. The others are Babe Ruth, Hack Wilson, Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein, Jimmie Foxx, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Mickey Mantle, Ted Kluszewski, and Albert Pujols. This article is about the baseball player. ... // Biography Lewis Robert Hack Wilson (April 26, 1900 – November 23, 1948) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1923 to 1934. ... Henry Louis Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 â€“ June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig[2], was an American baseball player in the 1920s and 1930s, who set several Major League records and was popularly called the The Iron Horse[2] for his durability. ... Charles Herbert Klein (October 7, 1904 - March 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44), Chicago Cubs (1934-36) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Henry Benjamin Hank Greenberg (January 1, 1911, New York, New York – September 4, 1986), nicknamed Hammerin Hank, was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Theodore Bernard (Big Klu) Kluszewski (born September 10, 1924 — died March 29, 1988), was a Major League first baseman from 1947 to 1961. ... Pujols redirects here. ...


He retired in 1975 with a career .297 BA with 379 homers and 1365 RBI in 17 seasons. Cepeda was the first designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox and the second DH in all of MLB. He was the first to win the Designated Hitter of the Year Award (1973). This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


Cepeda is one of the most complete batters born in Puerto Rico. He batted for average, power, and was a great RBI man. He is the only Puerto Rican that in his first ten years of organized baseball, reached .300+ nine times, and in the year he missed, batted .297. In addition, he is the only Puerto Rican player to win a triple crown in organized baseball. In 1956, while playing with the St. Cloud Rox, a Class "C" minor league club in the Northern League (baseball), he was leader in batting (.355), home runs (26) and RBI (112). This article refers to the modern Northern League. ...


His lifetime numbers in the Puerto Rico Baseball League are .325 batting average (fifth place), 89 home runs, 340 runs batted in and .544 slugging (second place and only Puerto Rican with .500+). He batted .300+ eleven times, most in league's history.


Retirement and drug problems

In 1975, after retirement, Cepeda was arrested while picking up a marijuana shipment in San Juan airport. For this charge he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment, of which he served 10 months of actual jail time and the rest on probation. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see San Juan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Induction to Hall of Fame

This drug-related episode and conviction caused Cepeda to have difficulty getting voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. By the early 1990s, when his time of eligibility was beginning to run out, many Puerto Ricans, celebrities and ordinary citizens alike, began to campaign for his induction. Many of his backers alleged that other members of the Hall of Fame had committed crimes equal to or worse than attempted drug smuggling and were still inducted. Some international celebrities and former teammates also joined in the campaign. In 1994, his last year of eligibility by voting, he came within seven votes of being elected. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Finally, in 1999, he was elected by the Hall's Veterans Committee, joining Roberto Clemente as the only other Puerto Rican in Cooperstown. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... Cooperstown redirects here. ...


Cepeda belongs to twelve hall of fame, most by any Puerto Rican athlete:


1. San Francisco Bay (1990) 2. Puerto Rico Baseball Hall of Fame(1991) 3. Latinoamerican Sports, Laredo(1995) 4. Santurce Hall of Fame (1997) 5. Puerto Rico Sports Hall of Fame(1993) 6. Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown(1999) 7. Missouri Hall of Fame (2000) 8. Guayama Hall of Fame (2000) 9. Ponce Hall of Fame (2001) 10. Cataño Hall of Fame (2002) 11. Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame (2002) 12. African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (2007)



Also, in 2006, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), approved a chapter for Puerto Rico, the first in Latin America, and it is named after him. SABR redirects here; for Selectable Assault Battle Rifle (S.A.B.R.) see XM29 OICW The Society for American Baseball Research was established in Cooperstown, New York in August of 1971. ...


Humanitarian and additional sports recognitions

Cepeda has been recognized nationally for his humanitarian efforts as an ambassador for baseball. He served as an honorary spokesman for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Diagram of the Human Intestine Crohns disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract and it can involve any part of it - from the mouth to the anus. ... Colitis is a digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the colon. ...


In 2001, he won the Ernie Banks Positive Image Lifetime Achievement Award. The citation for the award reads, in part, "The legacy he is leaving is an impressive one indeed. His commitment to community service includes credentials for a Humanitarian Hall of Fame. He is now recognized nationally for his humanitarian efforts as an ambassador for baseball and the San Francisco Giants." It goes on to list many of his national and community contributions, including his regular visits to inner-city schools throughout the country in conjunction with HOPE: Helping Other People Excel. "Each December, Orlando tours as part of the Giants Christmas Caravan visiting hospitals, schools and youth groups including the UC San Francisco Medical Center pediatric cancer ward. He is a participant in Athletes Against AIDS. He is also a public speaker for the Omega Boys and Girls Club, counseling at-risk children in the community."[1]


The Giants retired Orlando Cepeda's number 30. It hangs on the facing of the upper deck in the left field corner of AT&T Park. Cepeda is currently working in the Giants front office. AT&T Park (also called China Basin) is an open-air baseball park, home to the San Francisco Giants of the Major League Baseball. ...


In an article in 1976 in Esquire magazine, sportswriter Harry Stein published an "All Time All-Star Argument Starter," consisting of five ethnic baseball teams. Cepeda, a Puerto Rican, was the first baseman on Stein's Latin team. This article is about the title. ...


Cepeda is a Buddhist and Sōka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) member. Cepeda shared his experience at an SGI-USA meeting: "I had to fight every day," said Cepeda, explaining how he endured growing up in his native Puerto Rico. "But when I joined the SGI-USA, I learned that peace comes from inside. From my Buddhist practice, I have learned how to be a person who cares about others." Sōka Gakkai International (International Value-Creation Society; also, SGI) is the international umbrella organization for Sōka Gakkai-affiliated lay organizations in over 190 countries. ...


Recent drug possession charges

On May 2, 2007 in Solano County, Cepeda was booked into jail after a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80. He faces charges of marijuana possession and speeding. Cepeda posted a $10,000 bail and has been released from the Solano County jailhouse. is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Solano County is a county located in central California, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. ...


California Highway Patrol Officer Amy Mulata stopped Cepeda for speeding on Highway 12 just west of Highway 80 and smelled marijuana in the vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said. Mulata found a "usable amount of marijuana", a bindle containing a suspected controlled substance-believed to be either cocaine or methanphetamines-and one syringe, the CHP reported. The Lexus was searched with a narcotics dog and no additional drugs were found, the agency said.[2]


Cepeda has said through his attorney that the drugs weren't his and that they belonged to his wife with diabetes that had a prescription to use marijuana for medical purposes.[3] This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


Quotes

  • "He is annoying every pitcher in the league. He is strong, he hits to all fields, and he makes all the plays. He's the most relaxed first-year man I ever saw." — Willie Mays about Cepeda (1958)
  • "I've always regarded Orlando as the greatest right-handed true power hitter I ever saw in our day." - Willie McCovey
  • "He was a great player. He is, I know, remembered most for his bat, but he was a damned good glove man, had a solid arm and ran the bases intelligently." - Jim Davenport
  • "This is the best right-handed pure power hitter for a young player I´ve ever seen*" - Bill Rigney (1958)

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Books by and about Orlando Cepeda

  • My Ups and Downs in Baseball by Orlando Cepeda with Charles Einstein. Putnam (1968; 2000).
  • High and Inside: Orlando Cepeda's Story by Orlando Cepeda with Mary Kelly. Hardwood Press (1984).
  • Baby Bull: From Hardball to Hard Time and Back by Orlando Cepeda with Herb Fagen. Taylor Trade Publishing (1998).
  • The Orlando Cepeda Story by Bruce Markusen. Pinata Books (2001).

See also

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References

  1. ^ Ernie Banks Positive Image Lifetime Achievement Award (2001). Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Bob Bensch (2007). Baseball's Hall-of-Famer Cepeda Arrested for Drugs. Retrieved on 2007-05-02.
  3. ^ Noel Algarín (2007). Asegura la droga es de un pariente y es legal. Retrieved on 2007-05-03.

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
  • baseballhalloffame.org – Hall of Fame biography page
  • Citation for 2001 Ernie Banks Positive Image Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Latin Sports Legends biography and photos
  • An Account of Cepeda's 1999 Hall of Fame induction ceremony
  • jrank Free Encyclopedia brief biography
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Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Casimir James (Jim) Konstanty (March 2, 1917 - June 11, 1976) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1944), Boston Braves (1946), Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1954[start]), New York Yankees (1954[end]-1956[start]) and St. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Henry John (Hank) Sauer (March 17, 1917 - August 24, 2001) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Ernest Ernie Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas) is an American former Major League baseball player who played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs (1953-1971). ... Richard Morrow Groat (born November 4, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1955-62), St. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Kenton Lloyd Boyer (May 20, 1931 - September 7, 1982) was an American All-Star third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... Keith Hernandez (born October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Dale Bryan Murphy (b. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Willie Dean McGee (born November 2, 1958 in San Francisco, California) is a former outfielder for the St. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Kirk Harold Gibson (born May 28, 1957) is a former American two-sport athletic star, best known as a Major League Baseball player noted for his competitiveness and clutch hitting. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (b. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926 in Madison, New Jersey), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher and left-handed batter who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949-51 and 1954-58), Cincinnati Reds (1958-60) and Cleveland Indians (1960). ... Samuel Jethroe (January 20, 1918 - June 18, 2001) was a center fielder in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Joe Black was a right-handed Major League pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Redlegs, and Washington Senators who became the first black pitcher to win a World Series game in 1952. ... James William Gilliam (October 17, 1928 - October 8, 1978) was an American second and third baseman and coach in Negro League and Major League Baseball who spent his entire major league career with the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Wallace Wade Moon (born April 3, 1930 in Bay, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931) is a retired American baseball player, manager and coach. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Jack Stanley Sanford (May 18, 1929 - March 7, 2000) was a major league right-handed starting pitcher, and later on in his career a relief pitcher as well, for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and the California Angels. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Kenneth Douglas Hubbs (December 23, 1941 - February 13, 1964) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... Dick Allen Richard Anthony Dick Allen (also sometimes known, especially in his earlier years, as Richie Allen, a nickname that he came to despise and attempt to disassociate himself from) (born March 8, 1942 in Wampum, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman/third baseman right-handed batter... James Kenneth (Jim) Lefebvre (born January 7, 1942 in Inglewood, California) is a former second baseman, third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Tommy Vann Helms (born May 5, 1941 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a retired Major League Baseball player and manager. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Ted Crawford Sizemore (born April 15, 1945 in Gadsden, Alabama) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 12-year career from 1969 to 1980. ... Carl Wendle Morton (January 18, 1944 - April 12, 1983) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1969-72) and Atlanta Braves (1973-76). ... Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack (born January 19, 1950 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. ... For the Montana state representative, see Gary Matthews (politician) For the son, see Gary Matthews Jr. ... Bake McBride was a Major League Baseball player who won the Rookie of the Year award in 1974, when he had a . ... John Joseph Montefusco Jr. ... Clarence Edward (Butch) Metzger (born on May 23, 1952 in Lafayette, Indiana) was a former Major League Baseball player. ... Patrick Paul Zachry (born April 24, 1952 in Richmond, TX) was a pitcher who had a 10 year career from 1976 to 1985. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... James Robert Bob Horner (born August 6, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman/first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Atlanta Braves (1978-1986) and St. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... 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Christopher Andrew (Chris) Sabo (born January 19, 1962, in Detroit, Michigan) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988-93, 1996), Baltimore Orioles (1994), Chicago White Sox (1995) and St. ... Jerome OTerrell Walton (born July 8, 1965 in Newnan, Georgia) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1989-1992), California Angels (1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994-1995), Atlanta Braves (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1997), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998). ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01), and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... Eric Peter Karros (born November 4, 1967 in Hackensack, New Jersey) is a former American baseball player who played in Major League Baseball from 1991-2004. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (pronounced or , born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American Major League Baseball player who is currently a free agent. ... Raúl Ramón Mondesí Avelino (born March 12, 1971 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Todd Hollandsworth with the Chicago Cubs in 2005. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Jasper, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Scott Ryan Williamson (born February 17, 1976 in Fort Polk North, Louisiana) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1977 in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Fookie, is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Pujols redirects here. ... Jason Ryan Jennings (born July 17, 1978 in Dallas, Texas) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who plays for the Houston Astros. ... Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982, in Oakland, California), nicknamed The D-Train, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian baseball player, who plays left field for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ... Hanley Ramírez (born December 23, 1983, in Samana, Dominican Republic) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins. ... This article is about the Brewers third baseman. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ...   Edward Francis Bressoud (born May 2, 1932 in Los Angeles, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played from 1956 through 1967 for the New York & San Francisco Giants (1956-1961), Boston Red Sox (1962-1965), New York Mets (1966) and St. ... Nelson Kelley Briles (August 5, 1943 - February 13, 2005) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Curtis Charles Flood (January 18, 1938 – January 20, 1997) was a Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career as a center fielder for the St. ... Philip Joseph Gagliano (born December 27, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball infielder from 1963-1974. ... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... Joseph Walter Hoerner (November 12, 1936 - October 4, 1996) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Richard Henry Hughes (born February 13, 1938, in Stephens, Arkansas) is a retired professional baseball player who played 3 seasons for the St. ... Larry Edward Jaster (born January 13, 1944 in Midland, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the St. ... Manuel Julián Javier Liranzo (born August 9, 1936 in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic), best known as Julián Javier [hoo-LEAN hah-ve-ERR], is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played with the St. ... John Alexander Lamabe (October 3, 1936 in Farmingdale, New York) is a former professional baseball player. ... Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruths single-season home run record in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. ... Charles Dallan Maxvill (born February 18, 1939 in Granite City, Illinois) is a retired American Major League Baseball player, coach and general manager. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941) is an American former Major League baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... David William Ricketts (July 12, 1935 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional baseball player. ... Mike Shannon (born July 15, 1939) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current radio sportscaster. ... Edward Wayne Spiezio (born October 31, 1941 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the World Series-winning 1967 St. ... Bobby Tolan (born Robert Tolan on November 19, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Ray Washburn (born Ray Clark Washburn on May 31, 1938 in Pasco, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ronald Earl Willis (July 12, 1943 - November 21, 1977) is a former professional baseball player. ... Harold Joseph Woodeshick (born August 24, 1932 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1956 and 1961), Cleveland Indians (1958), Washington Senators (1959-60), (the expansion) Washington Senators (1961), Houston Colt . ... Albert Fred Red Schoendienst (born February 2, 1923) is an American former player, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Christopher Christy Mathewson (August 12, 1880 - October 7, 1925), nicknamed Big Six, The Christian Gentleman, or Matty, was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... John Joseph McGraw (April 7, 1873–February 25, 1934), nicknamed Little Napoleon and Muggsy, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... William Harold Terry (October 30, 1898 _ January 9, 1989) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and manager. ... Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball known for his high leg kick, dominating stuff and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... The 1999 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame followed the same system in use since 1995. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ... Manager Frank Selee Frank Gibson Selee (October 26, 1859 - July 5, 1909) was a successful Major League Baseball manager in the National League. ... Joseph Williams (April 6, 1886 - February 25, 1951), nicknamed Cyclone Joe or Smokey Joe, was an American right-handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues. ... The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... Arch McDonald (died: October 16, 1960) was the radio voice of Major League Baseballs Washington Senators from 1934 to 1956. ...

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