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from the Expansion Era

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

Thurman Munson

Wilbur Wood Rocky Colavito
Mark Fidrych Joe Pepitone Tony Conigliaro
Herb Washington Boog Powell Sparky Lyle
Tug McGraw Vida Blue Denny McLain
Mike Cuellar Manny Mota Bill Mazeroski
Tony Oliva Bill White Maury Wills
Bobby Murcer Bill Lee Don Wilson
Larry Dierker Joe Horlen Andy Messersmith
Gary Nolan Fritz Peterson Cookie Rojas
Tony Taylor Zoilo Versalles Bo Belinsky
Steve Blass Steve Busby Chris Short
Dick Stuart Sam McDowell Stu Miller
Joe Rudi Jimmy Wynn Glenn Beckert
Frank Bolling Larry Bowa Jim Fregosi
Bobby Richardson Ralph Garr Dick Hall

Ron Blomberg

Curt Flood Roger Maris
Mike Marshall Randy Hundley Masanori Murakami
Lindy McDaniel Elston Howard Willie Davis
Bert Campaneris Roy White Jim Perry
Mel Stottlemyre Lee May Reggie Smith
Ken Boyer Jerry Koosman Milt Pappas
Bobby Bonds Mickey Lolich Dock Ellis
Bob Watson Jim Maloney       

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William Henry Davis 
        1960 - 1979 (Los Angeles NL, Montreal NL,
        Texas AL, St. Louis NL, San Diego NL,
        California AL)
        2,561 hits.  395 2Bs.   138 3Bs. 
       182 HRs.  398 SBs.  3 Gold Gloves.
       1,000+ runs & RBI.  2-time All-Star.
        
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Dagoberto "Bert"
Campaneris "Campy" 

        1964 - 1983 (Kansas City AL, Oakland AL,
        Texas AL, California AL, New York AL)
        6-time All-Star SS.  Not much stick -
       but stole 649 bases.  Led league in
       SBs 6 times.
        
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Lee Andrew May 
        1965 - 1982 (Cincinnati NL, Houston NL,
        Baltimore AL, Kansas City AL)
        Only 4 players hit more HRs & only 2
       had more RBI in the 1970's.  Struckout
       1,570 times.
        
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Carl Reginald Smith 
       
1966 - 1982 (Boston AL, St. Louis NL,
        Los Angeles NL, San Francisco NL)
        Switch hitting slugger.  From 1967-82,
       only Reggie Jackson had a higher
       slugging percentage.
        
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Kenton Lloyd Boyer 
       
1955 - 1969 (St. Louis NL, New York NL,
        Chicago AL, Los Angeles NL)
        Won 5 Gold Gloves at 3B.   Lifetime
       .287 BA w/282 HRs.  NL MVP '64.
       Had 1,100+ runs scored & RBI.
        
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Milton Stephen Pappas "Gimpy" 
       
1957 - 1973 (Baltimore AL, Cincinnati NL,
        Atlanta NL, Chicago NL)
        Won 209 games - 43 by shutout.  
       3,186 IP/3,046 hits allowed.  14 years
       of double-digit wins.
  858 BB/1,728 K's.
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Bobby Lee Bonds 
       
1968 - 1981 (San Francisco NL, New York AL,
        California AL, Chicago AL, Texas AL,
        Cleveland AL, St. Louis NL, Chicago NL)
        332 HRs/461 SBs career.  100+ runs in
       season 6 times.  Won 3 Gold Gloves.
       Struckout and traded often.
        
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Michael Stephen
"Mickey" Lolich 

       
1963 - 1979 (Detroit AL, New York NL,
        San Diego NL)
        LHP who won 217 games and had
       2,832 K's.  Won 14+/season 11 times.
      Career 3,366 H to 3,638 IP ratio.
        
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Jerome Martin Koosman 
       
1967 - 1985 (New York NL, Minnesota AL,
        Chicago AL, Philadelphia NL)
        LHP who won 222 & had 2,556 K's
       with a lifetime 3.36 ERA in 3,839 IP.
       Double-digit wins in 13 seasons.
        
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Roy Hilton White
       
1965 - 1979 (New York AL)
        Sure handed, soft spoken, switch
       hitting, outfielder.  Lifetime:  964 runs,
       511 XBH, 233 SB & a .360 OBA.
        
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Melvin Leon Stottlemyre Sr.
       
1964 - 1974 (New York AL)
        5-time AL All-Star.  3-time 20-game
       winner.  Only allowed 2,435 hits in
        2,661.1 IP.  Lifetime ERA of 2.97.

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James Evan Perry 
       
1959 - 1975 (Cleveland AL, 
        Minnesota AL, Detroit AL, Oakland AL)
        Won 1970 AL Cy Young Award.  3-time
       All-Star.  From 1959 to 1974, only one
       pitcher won more games in the AL.

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Elston Gene Howard 
       
1955 - 1968 (New York AL, Boston AL)
        1963 AL MVP.  9-time AL All-Star
       catcher.  Won 2 Gold Gloves.  First
       black player for New York Yankees.

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Lyndall Dale McDaniel 
       
1955 - 1975 (St. Louis NL, Chicago NL, 
        San Francisco NL, New York AL, Kansas City AL)
        Pitched in 987 games - all but 74 in relief.
       Won 141 & saved 172.  Good fielder.  
   
      Excellent screwball.
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Ronald Mark Blomberg
"Boomer" 

       
1969 - 1978 (New York AL, Chicago AL)
        First player to appear as a DH in
       MLB history (1973).

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Curtis Charles Flood 
       
1956 - 1971 (St. Louis NL, Washington AL)
        Star OF who refused to be traded and
       spearheaded the cause for player
       Free Agency.

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Roger Eugene Maris 
       
1957 - 1968 (Cleveland AL, Kansas City AL,
        New York AL, St. Louis NL)
        Two-time MVP.  Held MLB single
       season HR record for 37 years.
        
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Michael Grant Marshall 
       
1967 - 1981 (Detroit AL, Seattle AL, Houston NL,
        Montreal NL, Los Angeles NL, Atlanta NL,
        Texas AL, Minnesota AL, New York NL)
        Only pitcher to appear in 100+ games in
       a season (1974).  Won Cy Young Award
       that year.
        
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Cecil Randolph
"The Rebel" Hundley 

       
1964 - 1977 (San Francisco NL, Chicago NL,
        Minnesota AL, San Diego NL)
        Holds the record for most games
      caught in a season (160 in 1968).
       
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Masanori Murakami "Mashy" 
       
1964 - 1965 (San Francisco NL)
        First Japan native to play in the major
       leagues.  Returned to Japan in 1966 as 
       part of MLB & Japanese Baseball pact.

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Thurman Lee Munson 
       
1969 - 1979 (New York AL)
        1970 AL Rookie of the Year.   1976 AL
       MVP.  3 Gold Gloves at catcher.  .292
       career BA.  7-time All-Star.  Killed in
       plane crash at age 32.

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Rocco Domenico Colavito 
       
1955 - 1968 (Cleveland AL, Detroit AL,
        Kansas City AL, Chicago AL, Los Angeles NL,
        New York AL)
        Rifle armed OF who hit 374 HRs with
      1,159 RBI.  Hit 25+ HRs 9 times.  Had
      100+ RBI in a year 6 times.

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Anthony Richard Conigliaro
"Tony C." "Shoo Shoo" 

       
1964 - 1975 (Boston AL, California AL)
        Great young slugger who had 104 HRs
       by age 22.  Tried to come back from a
       severe beaning but was unable to
       sustain success.

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Joseph Anthony Pepitone "Pepi" 
       
1962 - 1973 (New York AL, Houston NL,
        Chicago NL, Atlanta NL)
        Slick fielding 1B who hit 219 HRs.  
       More known for hair dryers, toupees
       and chasing women.

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Herbert Lee Washington 
       
1974 - 1975 (Oakland AL)
        Track star signed to be a basestealing
       specialist.  Appeared in 105 games, no
       ABs, 31 SBs, 17 CS, and had 33 runs.

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John Wesley"Boog" Powell 
       
1961 - 1977 (Baltimore AL, Cleveland AL,
        Los Angeles NL)
        Power hitting 1B.  Hit 21+ HRs/season
       9 times.  339 career HRs w/1,187 RBI.
       AL MVP '70.  Lifetime .361 OBA.

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Albert Walter "Sparky" Lyle 
       
1967 - 1982 (Boston AL, New York AL,
        Texas AL, Philadelphia NL, Chicago AL)
        Left-handed closer with a killer slider.
       Saved 238 games.  Also won 99
       games.  AL Cy Young 1977.

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Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw 
       
1965 - 1984 (New York NL, Philadelphia NL)
        Left-handed RP who threw screwball.
       Pitched 19 years, appeared in 824
       games, won 96 & saved 180.

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Vida Rochelle Blue 
       
1969 - 1986 (Oakland AL, San Francisco NL,
        Kansas City AL)
        LHP who won 209 with 2,175 Ks.  
       6-time All-Star.  1971 AL MVP & Cy
       Young.  Only 8 had more wins or
       K's in the '70's.

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Dennis Dale McLain 
       
1963 - 1972 (Detroit AL, Washington AL,
        Oakland AL, Atlanta NL)
        Back-to-back Cy Young Awards ('68 -
       '69).  Also was AL MVP in '68. 
       Burned out after 5 good seasons.

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Miguel Angel Cuellar
"Crazy Horse" 

       
1959 - 1977 (Cincinnati NL, St. Louis NL,
        Houston NL, Baltimore AL, California AL)
        Colorful Cuban LHP who won 185
       games.  Won 18+/season 6 years in a
       row.  AL Cy Young '69.  4-time All-Star.

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William Stanley
Mazeroski "Maz" 

       
1956 - 1972 (Pittsburgh NL)
        Considered by some as the best
       fielding 2B ever.  An average hitter.
       Hit game winning HR in the bottom of
       the 9th of Game 7 of 1960 World Series.

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Pedro "Tony" Oliva 
       
1962 - 1976 (Minnesota AL)
        AL Rookie of the Year '64.   8-time
       All-Star.  Led AL in hits 5 times &
       doubles 4 times.  Won 3 AL batting titles.

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William DeKova White 
       
1956 - 1969 (New York Giants NL,
        San Francisco NL, St. Louis NL, Philadelphia NL)
        5-time All-Star.  Won 7 Gold Gloves at
       1B.  Lifetime .286 BA w/202 HRs.
       Later NL League President.

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Maurice Morning Wills 
       
1959 - 1972 (Los Angeles NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Montreal NL)
        4-time NL All-Star SS.  1962 NL MVP.
       Led league in SBs 6 straight years.
       104 SBs/13 CS in '62.  Two Gold Gloves.  

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Bobby Ray Murcer 
       
1965 - 1983 (New York AL,
        San Francisco NL, Chicago NL)
        5-time All-Star OF.  Among the top
       ten in games, AB, hits, runs, total
        bases, BB & RBI for the 1970's.

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Donald Edward Wilson 
       
1966 - 1974 (Houston NL)
        Threw 2 no-hitters and had an 18
        strikeout game.  Died at age 29 -
        ruled an accident (looked like suicide).

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Lawrence Edward Dierker 
       
1964 - 1977 (Houston NL, St. Louis NL)
        Twice an NL All-Star.   Debuted at 18,
       starred for several years before an
       arm injury at 27 limited his career.

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Joel Edward Horlen 
       
1961 - 1972 (Chicago AL, Oakland AL)
        Only 7 had a better ERA in the 1960's.
       Won double-digits seven years in a
        row.  Threw a no-hitter in '67.

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John Alexander Messersmith 
       
1968 - 1979 (California AL, Los Angeles NL,
        Atlanta NL, New York AL)
        4-time All-Star.  First to successfully
       challenge reserve clause.  Abused arm
       in '75 (year before his free agency)
       & was never the same.

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Gary Lynn Nolan 
       
1967 - 1977 (Cincinnati NL, California AL)
        Had 206 K's in his 1st year at age 19.
       Lifetime .611 Win%.  Had nearly 1,600
       IP by age 28.  His career ended at 29.

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Fred Ingles "Fritz" Peterson 
       
1966 - 1976 (New York AL, Cleveland AL,
        Texas AL)
        Good LHP.  Won 20.  Made an All-Star
       team.  More famous for swapping wives
        with teammate Mike Kekich in '73.

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Octavio Victor "Cookie" Rojas 
       
1962 - 1977 (Cincinnati NL, Philadelphia NL,
        St. Louis NL, Kansas City AL)
        4-time All-Star.  Good fielding 2B. 
       Played every position in his career - P,
       C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF, CF, RF, & DH.

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Antonio Nemesio Taylor 
       
1958 - 1976 (Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL,
        Detroit AL)
        Capable 2B who collected 2,007 hits,
       1,005 runs scored, 459 XBH and
        234 SBs in his career.

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Zoilo Casanova Versalles
"Zorro" 

       
1959 - 1971 (Washington AL, Minnesota AL,
         Los Angeles NL, Cleveland AL, Atlanta NL)
        1965 AL MVP at age 25.  AL Gold
       Glove SS in '63 & '65.  2-time All-Star.
       Career cut short by bad back.

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Robert "Bo" Belinsky 
       
1962 - 1970 (Los Angeles AL, Philadelphia NL,
        Houston NL, Pittsburgh NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Hard throwing LHP more interested in
        living life in the fast lane than
       harnessing his talent.

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Stephen Robert Blass 
       
1964 - 1974 (Pittsburgh NL)
        From '68 to '72, won 15+ four times.
       Suddenly, in '73 (at age 31) could not
       throw a strike & his career ended.

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Steven Lee Busby 
       
1972 - 1980 (Kansas City AL)
        Only pitcher to throw no-hitters in 1st
       two full seasons.  Won 59 by age 26,
        when injuries ended his career.

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Christopher Joseph
Short "Styles" 

       
1959 - 1973 (Philadelphia NL, Milwaukee AL)
        2-time All-Star.  Won 17+/year 4 times.
       Struckout 200+/year twice.  Suffered
       from a bad back.

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Richard Lee Stuart
"Dr. Strangeglove" 

      
  1958 - 1969 (Pittsburgh NL, Boston AL,
        Philadelphia NL, New York NL,
        Los Angeles NL, California AL)
        Hit 204 HRs in a 7 year run.   Free
       swinger.  Terrible fielder at 1B.  Had
       114+ RBI a year 3 times.

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Samuel Edward McDowell
"Sudden Sam" 

       
1961 - 1975 (Cleveland AL, San Francisco NL,
        New York AL, Pittsburgh NL)
        6-time AL All-Star.  Led the AL in K's
       5 times, BB allowed 5 times
       & WP thrown 3 times.

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Stuart Leonard Miller 
       
1952 - 1968 (St. Louis NL, Philadelphia NL,
        New York Giants NL, San Francisco NL,
        Baltimore AL, Atlanta NL)
        Won Fireman of the Year in NL & AL.
       Famous for being knocked off mound
        by wind in '61 All-Star game.

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Joseph Oden Rudi 
       
1967 - 1982 (Kansas City AL, Oakland AL,
        California AL, Boston AL)
        3-time All-Star & Gold Glover in LF.
       Played in parts of 16 years - appeared
        in 133+ games/season only 3 times.

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James Sherman Wynn
"The Toy Cannon" 

       
1963 - 1977 (Houston NL, Los Angeles NL,
        Atlanta NL, New York AL, Milwaukee AL)
        Hit between 25 & 37 HR a season 5
       times.  Had 90+ BB/year 8 times. 
       Good base runner & CF.

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Glenn Alfred Beckert 
       
1965 - 1975 (Chicago NL, San Diego NL)
        4-time NL All-Star 2B.  Good range in
       the field.  Won '68 Gold Glove. 
       Scored 90+ in a season 3 times.

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Frank Elmore Bolling 
       
1954 - 1966 (Detroit AL, Milwaukee NL,
        Atlanta NL)
        Good fielding 2B.  Led league in fielding
       4 times.  2-time NL All-Star.  Career
       split almost equal between AL & NL.

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Lawrence Robert Bowa 
       
1970 - 1985 (Philadelphia NL, Chicago NL,
        New York NL)
        Slick fielding SS.  Led NL in fielding 6
       times.  5-time All-Star.  Stole 20+ bases
        in a year 9 times.  Not much pop.

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James Louis Fregosi 
       
1961 - 1978 (Los Angeles AL, California AL,
        New York NL, Texas AL, Pittsburgh NL)
        6-time AL All-Star SS.   Traded to Mets
       for Nolan Ryan - and career essentially
       ended at age 30.  Later managed.

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Robert Clinton Richardson 
       
1955 - 1966 (New York AL)
        7-time AL All-Star 2B.  Won 5 straight
       Gold Gloves.  Under-average offensive
       performer.  W.S. MVP in losing effort.

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Ralph Allen Garr "Road Runner" 
       
1968 - 1980 (Atlanta NL, 
        Chicago NL, California AL)
        1974 NL Batting Champ.  Incredible 
       speed going from batters box to 1B.  
       Despite speed, not a great base stealer.

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Richard Wallace Hall "Turkey" 
       
1955 - 1971 (Pittsburgh NL, Kansas City AL, 
        Baltimore AL, Philadelphia NL)
        Tall hitter turned pitcher who fooled 
       batters with a tricky delivery.  Excellent
       control.  Won 93 & saved 68 in 495 games.

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Mark Steven Fidrych "The Bird" 
       
1976 - 1980 (Detroit AL)
        Colorful character.  Talked to ball on the
        mound.  1976 AL Rookie of the Year. 
        Hurt arm in Spring '77 & was never the same.

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Manuel Rafael Mota 
       
1962 - 1982 (San Francisco NL, 
        Pittsburgh NL, Montreal NL, Los Angeles NL)
        Lifetime .304 hitter in 3,779 AB.  Had 150
       career pinch hits.  Played into his 40's;
       but, was rumored to be older.

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William Francis Lee "Spaceman" 
       
1969 - 1982 (Boston AL, Montreal NL)
        Colorful, out-spoken, crafty LHP.  Won
       16+ in a season 4 times.  Often disagreed
       with team management.

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Wilbur Forrester Wood 
       
1961 - 1978 (Boston AL, 
        Pittsburgh NL, Chicago AL)
        3-time All-Star.  Rubber-armed 
       knuckleballer.  Reliever turned starter.
       4-time 20 game winner.  Excellent control.

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Dock Phillip Ellis
       
1968 - 1979 (Pittsburgh NL, New York AL, 
        Oakland AL, Texas AL, New York NL)
        Colorful RHP who starred on 2 pennant
       winners.  Known for admitting he was under
        the influence of drugs while pitching a no-hitter.
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Robert Jose Watson "Bull"
       
1966 - 1984 (Houston NL, Boston AL, 
        New York AL, Atlanta AL)
        Lifetime .295 hitter who had 1,826 hits.  
       Credited as scoring the "one-millionth run" 
       in baseball history.  Later first black G.M. in baseball.
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James William Maloney 
        1960 - 1971 (Cincinnati NL, California AL)
        One of the best SP in the NL from 1963-66. 
       Had 2 no-hitters & lost a 3rd in the 11th inning. 
       Threw hard.  Had 18 Ks in a 11 inning game.

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