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NetShrine's APICALS
from the Free Agency Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

Eddie Murray

Dave Winfield Robin Yount

Mike Schmidt

Nolan Ryan George Brett
Cal Ripken Wade Boggs Paul Molitor
Dennis Eckersley Ozzie Smith Carlton Fisk
Goose Gossage              

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Michael Jack Schmidt 
        1972 - 1989 (Philadelphia NL)
        The best all-around 3B to ever play
       the game of baseball.

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George Howard Brett 
        1973 - 1993 (Kansas City AL)
        Respected?  When he retired, only Aaron
       and McCovey had more lifetime IBB.

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Lynn Nolan Ryan
"The Ryan Express" 

        1966 - 1993 (New York NL, California AL,
        Houston NL, Texas AL)
        Five thousand seven hundred and fourteen
      career strikeouts.  Untouchable.

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Eddie Clarence Murray 
        1977 - 1997 (Baltimore AL, Los Angeles NL,
        New York NL, Cleveland AL, Anaheim AL)
        Only player w/500 HRs & 3,000 hits
       besides Mays & Aaron.  No one has
       played more at 1B.
        
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David Mark Winfield 
        1973 - 1995 (San Diego NL, New York AL,
        California AL, Toronto AL, Minnesota AL,
        Cleveland AL)
        465 HRs - over 30 in a year 3 times. 
       3,110 hits - over 175 in a season 3 times.
       7 Gold Gloves.
        
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Robin R. Yount 
        1974 - 1993 (Milwaukee AL)
        Won MVP at SS & OF.   3,142 hits
       career hits.  No one had more hits in
       the 1980's.
        
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Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith
"The Wizard Of Oz" 

        1978 - 1996 (San Diego NL, St. Louis NL)
        13 straight Gold Gloves.   Yardstick for
       defense at SS.  580 lifetime SBs
       - 80% SB success rate.

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Carlton Ernest "Pudge" Fisk 
        1969 - 1993 (Boston AL, Chicago AL)
        Most games caught (2,226) in MLB
       history.  Played in more than 135 games
       only 5 times in 22 full seasons.
        
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Paul Leo Molitor "The Igniter" 
        1978 - 1998 (Milwaukee AL, Toronto AL,
        Minnesota AL)
        3,319 career hits including 950+ XBH.
       504 lifetime steals - caught only
       131 times - 79% success rate.
        
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Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. 
        1981 - 2001 (Baltimore AL)
        Rookie of the Year.  2-time MVP.  
       19-time All-Star.  Played in 2,632 consecutive
        games.  Gold Glove SS.  3,184 hits, 431
        HR, and 1,695 RBI in career.

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Wade Anthony Boggs 
        1982 - 1999 (Boston AL, New York AL,
        Tampa Bay AL)
        Lifetime .415 On Base Avg. in 2,440
       games. Led AL in IBB 6 straight years.
       3,000 career hits & 5 Batting Titles.
        
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Dennis Lee Eckersley "The Eck" 
        1975 - 1998 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Chicago NL, Oakland AL, St. Louis NL)
        No RHP has pitched in more games.
       Starter for 12 years and then closed
       for eleven.  Won 197 & saved 390.
        
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Richard Michael
"Goose" Gossage 

        1972 - 1994 (Chicago AL, Pittsburgh NL,
        New York AL, San Diego NL, Chicago NL,
        San Francisco NL, Texas AL, Oakland AL,
        Seattle AL)
        Dominating closer who blew batters
       away.  Saved 310 & won 124.  Nine
       times an All-Star.  1,502 strikeouts.
        
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