Willie Ramsdell was born on Tuesday, April 4, 1916, in Williamsburg, Kansas. Ramsdell was 31 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 24, 1947, with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was a pitcher who finished with a 3.83 ERA and a 24-39 record. His nickname was Willie the Knuck.
10 time all-star 1 Gold Glove 1989-ALCS MVP 1990-AL-MVP 3 Silver Sluggers All-time stolen base leader (1406) All-time leader in runs scored (2295) 2nd only to Barry Bonds in all-time base on balls (2190) 3055 career hits
HUGH DUFFY A brilliant defensive outfielder for the Boston Beaneaters, Hugh Duffy also hit the ball with authority, showing remarkable power for his diminutive stature. He assembled a string of ten straight .300-plus seasons, and in 1894 he batted .438 while leading the National League in doubles (50) and home runs (18). Duffy's stellar all-around play helped Boston to four pennants during his nine-year tenure with the club.
Quote "Duffy was a really great center fielder and an outstanding righthanded hitter. He was a choke hitter, who would rap hits everywhere with good power." — Fred Clarke
Did You Know... that on June 18, 1894, Hugh Duffy reached base safely three times in one inning, a record that has yet to be bested?
Otto Vélez Outfielder Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB Debut September 4, 1973 for the New York Yankees Final game August 7, 1983 for the Cleveland Indians Career Statistics Batting average .251 Home runs 272 RBI 272 Teams New York Yankees (1973–1976) Toronto Blue Jays (1977–1982) Cleveland Indians (1983)
Career Highlights and Awards Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays from the New York Yankees as the 53rd pick in the 1976 expansion
272 solo homeruns
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