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2005 Hall of Fame candidate bios

JIM ABBOTT: 1st year on the ballot ... Born without a right hand and pitched 10 seasons ... Pitched a 4-0 no-hitter vs. Cleveland Indians (September 4, 1993) ... 3rd in Cy Young Award voting in 1991 ... Posted career highs in wins (18) and strikeouts (158) in 1991 and a 2.77 ERA in 1992 ... Named left-handed pitcher on The Sporting News AL All-Star team in 1991 ... Member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic baseball team.

YRS           W-L   ERA    G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP     H   BB   SO
1989-'96,  87-108  4.25  263  254  31    6   0  1674  1779  620  888
'98-'99

BERT BLYLEVEN: 8th year on the ballot ... Pitched 22 seasons ... Ranks 5th all-time in strikeouts, 8th in starts, 9th in shutouts, 24th in wins, and 7th in innings pitched ... Led AL in shutouts three times (1973, '85, '89), innings twice (1985, '86), complete games once (1985), and strikeouts once (1985) ... Tabbed by The Sporting News as AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year (1970) and Comeback Player of the Year (1989) ... One 20-win season (1973) and eight 200-plus strikeout seasons ... Received AL Cy Young votes in 1973 (T7th), '84 (3rd), '85 (T-3rd), and '89 (4th) ... Two All-Star teams (1973, '85) ... Pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the California Angels on Sept. 22, 1977 ... Shares AL single-game record for longest one-hit complete game - 10 innings (June 21, 1976) ... Three League Championship Series (1970, '79, '87); owns a 3-0 record with a 2.59 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 24 1/3 LCS innings ... Two World Series (1979, '87); owns a 2-1 record with a 2.35 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 23 WS innings ... Member of two WS championship teams in 1979 and '87.

YRS            W-L   ERA     G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP    H    BB  SO
1970-'90,  287-250  3.31   692  685 242   60   0  4970 4632  1322 3701
'92

WADE BOGGS: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 18 seasons ... Five-time AL batting champion, surpassed only by Ty Cobb (12), Tony Gwynn and Honus Wagner (8 each), Rod Carew, Rogers Hornsby and Stan Musial (7 each) and Ted Williams (6) ... Fifteen seasons with .300-plus batting average (including 10 consecutive); led AL five times in 1983 (.361), '85 (.368), '86 (.357), '87 (.363), and '88 (.366) ... Seven consecutive 100-run seasons, seven consecutive 200-hit seasons (AL record), hit 30-plus doubles nine consecutive seasons, 40-plus doubles eight times, 50-plus doubles once, 20-plus HR once ... Four career grand slams ... Ranks 26th all-time in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage, 48th in at-bats, 23rd in hits, 14th in doubles, 22nd in BB, tied for 32nd in sacrifice flies, and 19th in intentional BB ... Won two AL Gold Glove awards (1994, '95) ... Finished in top 10 AL MVP voting four times: 1985 (4th), '86 (7th), '87 (9th), and '88 (6th) ... Finished 3rd in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1982 ... Selected to All-Star Game 12 times, all consecutively (1985-'96); batted .321 in 28 ASG at-bats ... Had 28-game hitting streak in 1985 (June 24-July 25); 25-game hitting streak in 1987 (May 28-June 24); 20-game hitting streak in 1986 (Aug. 29-Sept.18) ... Shares ML single-season record for most games with at least one hit (135) in 1985 ... Led AL in on-base percentage six times: 1983 (.444), '85 (.450), '86 (.453), '87 (.461), '88 (.476), and '89 (.430) ... Holds AL record for most seasons and consecutive seasons leading league in intentional BB (6) from 1987-'92 ... Led AL in intentional BB five times: 1987 (19), '89 (19), '90 (19), '92 (19), '91 (25), and tied for the lead in 1988 (18) ... Led AL third basemen in DP four times: 1984 (30), '87 (37), '89 (29), and '93 (29); total chances in 1985 (486); fielding percentage twice in 1993 (.970) and '95 (.981); putouts three times in 1986 (121), '88 (122), and '89 (123); and assists once in 1993 (311) ... Three AL Division Series (1995, '96, '97); batted .237 with 5 RBI in 38 ALDS at-bats ... Four AL Championship Series (1986, '88, '90, '96); batted .284 with 6 RBI in 74 ALCS at-bats ... Two World Series (1986, '96); batted .286 in 42 WS at-bats ... Member of 1996 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R     H   2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1982-'99  .328  2440  9180  1513  3010  578  61 118 1014 1412 745  24 .415 .443

TOM CANDIOTTI: 1st year on the ballot ... Pitched 16 seasons ... Led AL with 17 complete games in 1986 ... Posted career highs in wins (16), games started (34), complete games (17), shutouts (3), innings pitched (252 1/3), and strikeouts (167) in 1986 ... Pitched a 2-0 one-hit, complete-game victory vs. New York Yankees (August 3, 1987) ... 2nd in AL in ERA (2.65) in 1991 ... One NL Division Series (1996); did not allow an earned run in two NLDS innings ... One AL Championship Series (1991); owns an 8.22 ERA in 7 2/3 ALCS innings.

YRS            W-L   ERA    G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP     H   BB   SO
1983-84,   151-164  3.73  451  410  68   11   0  2725  2662  883 1735
'86-99

DAVE CONCEPCION: 12th year on the ballot ... Played 19 seasons, all with the Cincinnati Reds ... Won five Gold Gloves (1974-'77, '79) ... Named to nine All-Star teams (1973, '75-'82), earned 1982 ASG MVP; batted .250 with two RBI in 12 ASG at-bats ... Finished in top 10 in NL MVP voting in 1979 (9th) and '81 (4th) ... Ranks tied for 45th in games played ... Three .300 seasons (1978, '81, '87) ... Two years with 30-plus doubles (1978, '80) ... Led NL in game-winning RBI (14) in 1981 ... Led NL shortstops in total chances (805) and assists (536) in 1974 ... Led NL shortstops in total chances (837), putouts (304) and assists (506) in 1976 ... Led NL shortstops in fielding average (.986) in 1977 ... Tied for NL lead among shortstops in DP (102) in 1979 ... Tied for most DP by a shortstop in a game (5) on June 25, 1975 ... Five NL Championship Series (1970, '72, '75, '76, '79); batted .351 in 37 NLCS at-bats ... Four World Series (1970, '72, '75, '76); batted .266 with 12 RBI and three triples in 64 WS at-bats ... Member of two WS championship teams, 1975-'76.

YRS        AVG     G    AB    R     H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP   SLG
1970-88   .267  2488  8723  993  2326  389  48 101  950 736 1186 321 .322  .357

CHILI DAVIS: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 19 seasons ... Named to three All-Star teams (1984, '86, '94) ... Hit 30-plus doubles twice, 20-plus HR 10 times, 30-plus HR once, 100-plus RBI once, and .300-plus batting average three times ... Switch-hit home runs in one game 11 times ... Hit eight career grand slams ... Tied for AL lead with 10 sacrifice flies in 1988 ... Had career highs in at-bats (641), hits (167), triples (6), and stolen bases (24) in 1982 ... Ranks tied for 40th in sacrifice flies and tied for 15th in intentional bases on balls ... Tied for NL lead with 16 OF assists in 1982 ... Two AL Division Series (1998, '99); batted .222 in nine ALDS at-bats ... Four League Championship Series (1987, '91, '98, '99); batted .210 with eight RBI and one HR in 62 LCS at-bats ... Three World Series (1991, '98, '99); batted .207 with six RBI and two HR in 29 WS at-bats ... Member of three WS championship teams (1991, '98, '99).

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   BB    SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1981-99   .274  2436  8673  1240 2380 424 30 350 1372  1194 1698 142 .360 .451

ANDRE DAWSON: 4th year on the ballot ... Played 21 seasons ... Named NL Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA and The Sporting News in 1977 ... Won the NL MVP Award in 1987 ... Finished in top 10 NL MVP voting in 1980 (7th), '81 (2nd), and '83 (2nd) ... Won eight Gold Glove awards (1980-'85, '87-'88) ... Twice named NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1981, '87) ... Eight All-Star teams (1981-'83, '87-'91), batted .238 in 21 ASG at-bats ... Five seasons with .300-plus batting average ... 100-plus RBI four times, 20-plus HR thirteen times, 30-plus HR three times, 40-plus HR once, 30-plus doubles five times, 40-plus doubles once ... Hit seven career grand slams ... Ranks 24th all-time in games played, 25th in at-bats, 43rd in hits, 24th in total bases, 41st in doubles, 30th in HR, 24th in RBI, 21st in extra-base hits, and 7th in sacrifice flies ... Hit three HR in a game twice (Sept. 24, 1985 and Aug. 1, 1987) ... Tied for NL lead in game-winning RBI (16) in 1987 ... Hit for the cycle on Apr. 29, 1987 ... Tied for NL lead in hits (189) in 1983 and led NL in HR (49) and RBI (137) in 1987 ... Holds ML record for most intentional BB in single game (5) on May 22, 1990 (16 innings) ... Tied ML record for most total bases (8) and HR (2) in one inning twice on July 30, 1978 and Sept. 24, 1985 ... Led NL in total bases (341) in 1983 and (353) in 1987 ... Led NL in sacrifice flies (18) in 1983 ... Tied for NL lead in intentional BB (21) in 1990 ... Led NL outfielders in total chances for three seasons, consecutively (1981-'83) ... One NL Division Series (1981); batted .300 in 20 NLDS at-bats ... Two NL Championship Series (1981, '89); batted .128 with three RBI in 39 NLCS at-bats.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1976-96   .279  2627  9927  1373 2774 503 98 438 1591 589 1509 314 .323 .482

STEVE GARVEY: 13th year on the ballot ... Played 19 seasons ... Won the 1974 NL MVP ... Also finished in top 10 in NL MVP voting in 1976 (T6th), '77 (6th), '78 (2nd) and '80 (6th) ... All-time major league fielding leader among first basemen (.9959) ... Ten All-Star teams, including eight consecutively (1974-'81, '84-'85); batted .393 with seven RBI and two HR in 28 ASG at-bats ... Holds ASG record for most games played at 1B (10) ... Named ASG MVP in 1974 and '78 ... Won four NL Gold Gloves, consecutively (1974-'77) ... Eight seasons with .300-plus batting average and six seasons with 200-plus hits ... 100-plus RBI five times, 20-plus HR six times, and 30-plus doubles seven times ... Led NL in hits twice (1978, '80) ... Holds ML records among 1B for most consecutive errorless games, season (159), in 1984 (entire season); most consecutive errorless chances, season (1,319), 1984; and most consecutive errorless games, career (193), 1983-'85 ... Holds NL record for most consecutive errorless chances accepted, 1B, (1,633), 1983-85 ... Led NL 1B in games nine times (1975-'81, '84-'85), putouts six times (1974-'78, '85), fielding average five times (1975-'77, '81, '84), total chances five times (1974,'75, '77, '78, '85), and DPs once (1985) ... One NL Division Series (1981); batted .368 with four RBI and two HR in 19 NLDS at-bats ... Five NL Championship Series (1974, '77, '78, '81, '84); hit .356 in 90 NLCS at-bats ... Holds career NLCS record for HR (8) and RBI (21) ... Named MVP of NLCS (1978, '84) ... Five World Series (1974, '77, '78, '81, '84); batted .319 with six RBI and five doubles in 113 WS at-bats ... Two errors in 55 post-season games ... Member of 1981 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1969-87   .294  2332  8835  1143 2599 440 43 272 1308 479 1003  83 .329 .446

RICH GOSSAGE: 6th year on the ballot ... Pitched 22 seasons ... Led the AL in saves three times (1975, '78, '80) ... Two seasons with 30-plus saves ... Named The Sporting News AL Fireman of the Year in 1975 and '78 ... Named to nine All-Star teams (1975-'78, '80-'82, '84-'85) ... Finished in top 10 in AL MVP voting twice in 1980 (3rd) and '81 (9th) ... Received Cy Young Award votes in 1975 (T6th), '78 (5th), '80 (3rd), '81 (6th) and '84 (5th) ... Ranks 15th all-time in saves and 9th in games pitched ... One AL Division Series (1981); three saves and no earned runs in 6 2/3 ALDS innings ... Four League Championship Series (1978, '80, '81, '84); owns 4.91 ERA and three saves in 11 LCS innings ... Three World Series (1978, '81, '84); owns 2.63 ERA and two saves in 13 2/3 WS innings ... Member of 1978 WS championship team.

YRS            W-L   ERA    G   GS  CG  SHO  SV     IP     H   BB    SO
1972-89,   124-107  3.01 1002   37  16    0 310 1809.1  1497  732  1502
91-94

TOMMY JOHN: 11th year on the ballot ... Pitched 26 seasons ... Three 20-win seasons ... Ranks 23rd on the all-time win list, 6th in games started, 17th in innings pitched, and tied for 26th in shutouts ... Four All-Star teams (1968, '78-'80) ... Received Cy Young Award votes four times: 1977 (2nd), '78 (T8th), '79 (2nd) and '80 (4th) ... Named NL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1976) ... Led AL in shutouts in 1966, '67, and '80 and NL in winning percentage once in 1974 (13-3, .813) ... With 26 years played, tied for 2nd most in ML history and 2nd most among pitchers ... One AL Division Series (1981); owns a 6.43 ERA in 7 ALDS innings ... Five League Championship Series (1977-'78, '80-'82); owns a 4-1 record with a 2.08 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 47 2/3 LCS innings ... Three World Series (1977, '78, '81); owns a 2-1 record with a 2.67 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 33 2/3 WS innings.

YRS           W-L   ERA    G   GS  CG  SHO  SV     IP    H   BB   SO
1963-74,  288-231  3.34  760  700 162   46   1 4707.1 4783 1259 2245
76-89

MARK LANGSTON: 1st year on the ballot ... Pitched 16 seasons ... Won AL Gold Glove Award seven times (1987, '88, '91-'95) ... Named to four All-Star teams (1987, '91-'93); owns a 5.40 ERA with six strikeouts in five ASG innings ... Received top 10 AL Cy Young Award votes twice in 1987 (5th) and '91 (6th) ... Named AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News in 1984 ... Finished 2nd in BBWAA's AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1984 ... Pitched seven innings, combining with Mike Witt (two innings) in 1-0 no-hit victory vs. Seattle Mariners (Apr. 11, 1990) ... Pitched a 3-0 one-hit complete-game victory vs. Texas Rangers (Sept. 24, 1988) ... Struck out 15 batters in one game (Jun. 25, 1986) and 16 batters in one game (May 10, 1988) ... Five 200-plus strikeout seasons ... Threw 14 complete games and totaled 19 wins during 1987 season ... Averaged 247 innings pitched from 1986-'93 ... Led AL in strikeouts three times (1984, '86, '87) ... Ranks 29th on the all-time strikeout list ... One NL Championship Series (1998); 1 1/3 scoreless innings pitched ... One World Series appearance (1998), going 0-1, allowing 3 earned runs in 0.2 of an inning.

YRS          W-L    ERA     G   GS  CG  SHO  SV     IP    H    BB   SO
1984-99   179-158  3.97   457  428  81   18   0 2962.2 2723  1289 2464

DON MATTINGLY: 5th year on the ballot ... Played 14 seasons, all with the New York Yankees ... Won 1985 AL MVP Award ... Also finished in top 10 of AL MVP voting in 1984 (5th), '86 (2nd) and '87 (7th) ... Won AL Gold Glove award nine times (1985-'89, '91-'94) ... Named AL Player of the Year by The Sporting News three times, consecutively (1984-'86) ... Named ML Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1985) ... Six All-Star teams, consecutively (1984-'89) ... Seven seasons with .300-plus batting average ... 20-plus HR five times, 30-plus HR three times, 30-plus doubles nine times, 40-plus doubles four times, 100-plus RBI five times and 100-plus runs twice ... Led AL in batting (.343, 1984), RBI (145, 1985), doubles three times (1984-'86), hits twice (1984, '86), and slugging percentage (.573, 1986) ... Led AL in total bases twice (1985-'86) ... Led AL in sacrifice flies (15, 1985) ... Holds ML records for most HR in seven consecutive games (9) and eight consecutive games (10) ... Shares ML record with a HR in eight consecutive games ... Holds ML single-season record for most grand slams (6) in 1987 ... Shares ML record for most doubles in one inning (2) ... Shares ML single-game record for most sacrifice flies (3) ... Ranks 2nd all-time in fielding percentage among first basemen (.9958) ... Led AL 1B in fielding percentage seven times (1984-'87, '92-'94), in putouts and total chances (1986) and in double plays (1985, '91) ... Shares ML record for most putouts and total chances by a 1B in a nine-inning game (22) ... One AL Division Series (1995); batted .417 with six RBI, four doubles, and one HR in 24 ALDS at-bats.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R     H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB   OBP  SLG
1982-95   .307  1785  7003  1007  2153 442 20 222 1099 588 444  14  .358 .471

JACK McDOWELL: 1st year on the ballot ... Pitched 12 seasons ... Named AL Cy Young Award winner in 1993 ... Received top 10 AL Cy Young Award votes in 1991 (T9th) and '92 (2nd) ... Named AL Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News in 1993 ... Named to three All-Star Games, consecutively (1991-'93); did not allow an earned run in 4 ASG innings ... Finished in the top 10 AL MVP voting in 1993 (9th) ... Pitched a one-hit, complete-game victory vs. Milwaukee Brewers (15-1, Jul. 14, 1991) ... Led AL in wins in 1993 (22), complete games in 1991 (15), '92 (13), and '95 (8), shutouts in 1993 (4), and tied for the AL lead in games started in 1991 (35) and '94 (25) ... Two 20-plus win seasons (1992, '93) ... Two AL Division Series (1995, '96); with a 7.82 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 12 2/3 ALDS innings ... One AL Championship Series (1993).

YRS            W-L   ERA     G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP    H   BB   SO
1987-88,    127-87  3.85   277  275  62   13   0  1889 1854  606 1311
90-99

WILLIE MCGEE: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 18 seasons ... Named NL MVP by BBWAA and NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1985, with career highs in hits (216), runs scored (114), triples (18), batting average (.353), and stolen bases (56) ... Won NL Gold Glove award three times (1983, '85, '86) ... Selected to four All-Star teams (1983, '85, '87, '88); batted .200 with two RBI in 10 ASG at-bats ... Holds modern NL single-season record for highest batting average by switch hitter (.353) in 1985 ... Finished 3rd in 1982 NL Rookie of the Year Award voting ... Led NL in hits (1985), triples ('85), batting average twice ('85, '90), and fielding percentage by an outfielder ('86) ... Six .300-plus batting average seasons ... 100-plus runs scored once, 200-plus hits once, 30-plus doubles three times, 100-plus RBI once, 20-plus stolen bases six times, 30-plus stolen bases five times, 40-plus stolen bases three times, and 50-plus stolen bases once ... Hit for the cycle June 23, 1984 ... Had 22-game hitting streak (July 5-Aug. 1, 1990) ... Two career grand slams ... Tied for NL lead in double plays by OF (3) in 1991 ... Two Division Series (1995, '96); batted .143 with two RBI in 14 DS at-bats ... Five League Championship Series (1982, '85, '87, '90, '96); batted .292 with 10 RBI, one HR, three doubles, three triples, four stolen bases, and 15 runs scored in 89 LCS at-bats ... Shares LCS single-series record for most triples (2) in 1982 and NL career record for most triples (3) ... Four World Series (1982, '85, '87, '90); batted .281 with 11 RBI, three HR, five doubles, four stolen bases, and 11 runs scored in 89 WS at-bats ... Member of 1982 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1982-99   .295  2201  7649  1010 2254 350 94  79  856 448 1238 352 .333 .396

JEFF MONTGOMERY: 1st year on the ballot ... Pitched 13 seasons, 12 with the Kansas City Royals ... Named AL Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News and won the AL Rolaids Relief Man Award in 1993 ... Named to three All-Star teams (1992, '93, '96); owns a 10.80 ERA in 1 2/3 ASG innings ... Five 30-plus save seasons and one 40-plus save season ... Ranks 16th on the all-time saves list and tied for 18th in games finished ... Tied for AL lead in saves with 45 in 1993 ... Established a career low 1.37 ERA and career high 94 strikeouts during 1989 season ... Shares ML record for striking out side on nine pitches (Apr. 29, 1990) ... Holds Kansas City Royals all-time record for most games pitched (686) and most saves (304).

YRS         W-L   ERA     G   GS  CG  SHO   SV     IP    H   BB   SO
1987-99   46-52  3.27   700    1   0    0  304  868.2  785  296  733

JACK MORRIS: 6th year on the ballot ... Pitched 18 seasons, 14 with the Detroit Tigers ... Three 20-win seasons, 11 seasons with 200-plus innings and three 200-strikeout campaigns ... Received Cy Young Award votes seven times: 1981 (3rd), '83 (3rd), '84 (T7th), '86 (5th), '87 (9th), '91 (4th) and '92 (5th) ... Made 14 Opening Day starts, tied with Steve Carlton and Walter Johnson for second-most ever, two behind Tom Seaver (16) ... Named AL Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News (1981) ... Named to five All-Star teams (1981, '84, '85, '87, '91); started games in 1981, '85 and '91; owns a 2.53 ERA with eight strikeouts in 10 2/3 ASG innings ... Named WS MVP in 1991 with a 2-0 record, 1.17 ERA, and a 10-inning 1-0 victory in Game Seven ... Ranks 28th all-time in strikeouts, tied for 32nd in starts, tied for 38th in wins, and 31st in innings ... Tossed a 4-0 no-hitter vs. the Chicago White Sox on April 7, 1984 ... Led all ML pitchers in the 1980s with 162 wins, 133 complete games, 332 starts and 2,443 innings ... Held AL record for most consecutive starting assignments (515) before broken by Roger Clemens in 2001 ... Topped AL in strikeouts (232) and innings (293 2/3) in 1983, and shutouts (6) in 1986 ... Tied for the AL lead in wins twice (1981, '92), starts twice (1990, '91) and complete games once (1990) ... Holds AL career record for most putouts by a pitcher (387) ... Four AL Championship Series (1984, '87, '91, '92); owns a 3-2 record with a 4.87 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 40 2/3 ALCS innings ... Three World Series (1984, '91, '92); owns a record of 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 51 2/3 WS innings ... Member of three WS championship teams in 1984, '91 and '92.

YRS            W-L   ERA     G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP    H    BB   SO
1977-94    254-186   3.90  549  527 175   28   0  3824 3567  1390 2478

DALE MURPHY: 7th year on the ballot ... Played 18 seasons, 15 with the Atlanta Braves ... Won NL MVP Award twice in 1982-'83 ... Also finished in the top 10 of MVP voting in 1984 (9th) and '85 (7th) ... Twice named The Sporting News' NL Player of the Year in 1982-'83 ... Seven All-Star teams (1980, '82-'87); batted .267 with two RBI and one HR in 15 ASG at-bats ... Won five Gold Gloves, consecutively (1982-'86) ... Three .300-plus seasons ... Hit 20-plus HR 12 times, 30-plus HR six times, 40-plus HR once, 100-plus RBI five times, 100-plus run scored four times, and 30-plus doubles four times ... Ranks 41st on the all-time HR list ... Hit three HR in one game on May 18, 1979 ... Led the NL in games four times, consecutively (1982-'85), slugging percentage twice (1983, '84), HR (1985), RBI (1983), runs (1985), total bases ('84) and walks ('85) ... Also tied for HR lead (1984) and RBI lead (1982) ... In the 1980s, batted .273 and averaged 31 HR and 93 RBI each season ... From 1982 through '85, hit .293 and averaged 162 games, 36 HR and 110 RBI ... Shares ML record for most seasons leading the league in games played by an outfielder (6) ... One NL Championship Series (1982); batted .273 in 11 NLCS at-bats.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1976-93   .265  2180  7960  1197 2111 350 39 398 1266 986 1748 161 .346 .469

OTIS NIXON: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 17 seasons ... Shares modern ML single-game record for most stolen bases (6) on June 16, 1991 ... 20-plus stolen bases 14 times, 30-plus stolen bases 11 times, 40-plus stolen bases nine times, 50-plus stolen bases five times, 70-plus stolen bases once ... Ranks 15th all-time in stolen bases ... In 1991, recorded a career high .297 batting average with 72 stolen bases ... Had 20-game hitting streak (July 11-31, 1991) ... One NL Division Series (1999) ... Three NL Championship Series (1992, '93, '99); batted .314 with six RBI, four doubles, five stolen bases, and nine runs scored in 51 NLCS at-bats ... Shares NLCS single-game record for most hits (4) on Oct. 10, 1992 ... Two World Series (1992, '99); batted .310 with one RBI and five stolen bases in 29 WS at-bats ... Owns a postseason batting average of .321 in 24 games.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1983-99   .270  1709  5115   878 1379 142 27  11  318 585 694 620 .343 .314

DAVE PARKER: 9th year on the ballot ... Played 19 seasons ... Named NL MVP by BBWAA and The Sporting News Player of the Year in 1978 ... Finished in top 10 MVP voting five other times: 1975 (3rd), '77 (3rd), '79 (10th), '85 (2nd) and '86 (5th) ... Won three Gold Gloves, consecutively (1977-'79) ... Elected to seven All-Star teams (1977, '79-'81, '85, '86, '90); batted .267 with two RBI and one HR in 15 ASG at-bats ... Named 1979 ASG MVP ... Ranks 30th all-time in doubles, 34th in RBI, 38th in total bases, 40th in at-bats, 38th in extra-base hits, and 22nd in intentional walks ... Six .300-plus seasons, including five consecutive (1975-'79) ... Won consecutive NL batting titles in 1977 (.338) and '78 (.334) ... Four 100-RBI seasons (led NL in 1985 with 125), three 100-run seasons (consecutively from 1977-'79), nine 20-plus HR seasons, three 30-plus HR seasons, eight seasons of 30-plus doubles, and three seasons of 40-plus doubles (led NL in 1977 and '85) ... Led the NL in slugging percentage in 1975 (.541) and '78 (.585) ... Topped NL in total bases in 1978 (340), '85 (350) and '86 (304) ... Led NL in intentional walks in 1978 (23) and tied for intentional walks in '85 (24) ... Led AL in sacrifice flies in 1990 (14) and tied for NL lead in 1979 (9) ... Tied for NL lead with 16 game-winning RBI in 1987 ... Led NL outfielders in putouts (389), assists (26), total chances (430) and double plays (9) in 1977 ... Five League Championship Series (1974, '75, '79, '88, '89); batted .190 with five RBI, two HR, and seven runs scored in 58 LCS at-bats ... Three World Series (1979, '88, '89); batted .283 with six RBI, four doubles, and four runs scored in 53 WS at-bats ... Member of WS championship teams in 1979 and '89.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1973-91   .290  2466  9358  1272 2712 526 75 339 1493 683 1537 154 .339 .471

TONY PHILLIPS: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 18 seasons ... Four seasons with 100-plus runs scored, two seasons with 30-plus doubles, and one season with 20-plus HR ... One .300-plus batting average season ... Led AL in runs scored once in 1992 (114) and bases on balls twice in 1993 (132) and '96 (125) ... Hit for the cycle on May 16, 1986 ... One career grand slam HR ... Ranks 31st in career bases on balls ... Shares ML single-game record for most assists by second baseman in a nine-inning game (12) on Jul. 6, 1986 ... Two AL Championship Series (1988, '89); batted .200 with one RBI and two stolen bases in 25 ALCS at-bats ... Two World Series (1988, '89); batted .238 with three RBI and one HR in 21 WS at-bats ... Member of 1989 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI   BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1982-99   .266  2161  7617  1300 2023 360 50 160  819 1319 1499 177 .374 .389

JIM RICE: 11th year on the ballot ... Played 16 seasons, all with the Boston Red Sox ... Named AL MVP by BBWAA and The Sporting News Player of the Year in 1978 ... Finished in top five MVP voting five other times: 1975 (3rd), '77 (4th), '79 (5th), '83 (4th), '86 (3rd) ... Finished 2nd in 1975 AL Rookie of the Year voting ... Eight All-Star teams (1977-'80, '83-'86); batted .200 in 20 ASG at-bats ... Led AL in HR three times (1977, '78, '83), RBI twice (1978, '83), slugging percentage twice (1977, '78), hits once (1978) and triples once (1978) ... Ranks 38th in career RBI, tied for 48th on all-time HR list, and tied for 40th in sacrifice flies ... Seven .300 seasons, four 200-plus hit seasons, three 100-plus run season (consecutively from 1977-'79), 30-plus doubles three times, 20-plus HR 11 times, 30-plus HR four times, 40-plus HR once, and 100-plus RBI eight times ... Two three-HR games (Aug. 29, 1977 and Aug. 29, 1983) ... Led AL in total bases four times in 1977 (382), '78 (406), '79 (369) and 1983 (344); his 1978 total of 406 total bases was the most since Stan Musial's 429 in 1948 ... Two AL Championship Series (1986, '88); batted .159 with seven RBI, two HR, and eight runs scored in 44 ALCS at-bats ... One World Series (1986); batted .333 with six runs scored in 27 WS at-bats.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1974-89   .298  2089  8225  1249 2452 373 79 382 1451 670 1423 58 .352 .502

RYNE SANDBERG: 3rd year on the ballot ... Played 16 seasons, 15 with the Chicago Cubs ... Named NL MVP by the BBWAA and ML and NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1984, when he batted .314, led NL in runs (114), assists (550) tied for lead in triples (19), and committed only six errors ... Also finished 4th in 1989 and '90 NL MVP voting ... Retired with more home runs than any other second baseman (277), a record surpassed in 2004 by Jeff Kent ... Finished 6th in 1982 NL Rookie of the Year voting ... Ranks 1st all-time for highest fielding percentage by a 2B (.989) ... Won nine NL Gold Gloves at 2B, consecutively (1983-'91) ... Holds ML career record for most consecutive errorless games by a 2B (123) ... Shares ML record for most years with 500 or more assists by a 2B (6) ... Selected to 10 All-Star teams, consecutively (1984-'93); batted .115 in 26 ASG at-bats ... Six seasons with 20-plus HR, two seasons with 30-plus HR, one season with 40 HR in 1990 (led NL), six seasons with 30-plus doubles, two seasons with 100-plus RBI, seven seasons with 100-plus runs scored ... Five .300-plus batting average campaigns and one 200-hit season ... Hit five career grand slams ... Led NL in runs scored in 1984 (114), '90 (116), and tied for lead in '89 (104) ... Led NL in total bases (344) in 1990 ... Holds ML single-season record for most consecutive errorless games by a 2B (90) in 1989 ... Led NL 2B in fielding percentage four times (1983, '84, '86, '91) ... Shares ML single-game record for most assists by a 2B (12) in a 9-inning game on June 12, 1983 ... Led NL 2B in double plays (126), assists (571), and fielding percentage (.986) in 1983 ... Led NL 2B in assists seven times (1983, '84, '86, '88, '90-'92) ... Led NL 2B in total chances four times in 1983 (914), '84 (870), '88 (824), and '92 (830) ... Two NL Championship Series (1984, '89); batted .385 with six RBI, seven extra-base hits, one HR, three stolen bases, and nine runs scored in 39 NLCS at-bats.

YRS        AVG      G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1981-94,  .285   2164  8385  1318 2386 403 76 282 1061 7611260 344 .344 .452
96-97

LEE SMITH: 3rd year on the ballot ... Pitched 18 seasons ... Holds ML career record for most saves (478) ... All-time major league leader in games finished (802) and ranks 7th in games pitched (1022) ... Ranks 3rd in NL for most career saves (347) ... Named NL Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News in 1991 ... Named AL Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News in 1994 ... Named NL Co-Fireman of the Year by The Sporting News in 1983 and '92 ... Won the NL Rolaids Relief Award in 1991, '92 and AL Rolaids Relief Award in '94 ... Finished 8th in 1991 NL MVP Award voting ... Finished in top 10 in NL Cy Young Award voting three times in 1983 (T9th), '91 (2nd), and '92 (4th) ... Finished in top 10 in AL Cy Young Award balloting in 1994 (5th) ... Seven All-Star teams (1983, '87, '91-'95); with a 5.40 ERA in five ASG innings ... Led NL in saves three times (1983, '91, '92) and AL in saves once (1994) ... Thirteen consecutive seasons with 20-plus saves (1983-'95), 10 seasons with 30-plus saves, and three seasons with 40-plus saves ... Holds Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals all-time team records for most saves ... Holds NL career record for most consecutive errorless games by a pitcher (546) ... . Two League Championship Series (1984, '88); with one save in 5 1/3 LCS innings.

YRS         W-L   ERA    G   GS  CG  SHO  SV    IP    H    BB  SO
1980-97   71-92  3.03 1022    6   0    0 478  1290 1133   486 1251

TERRY STEINBACH: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 14 seasons ... 100 RBI once, 30-plus doubles once, and 30-plus HR once ... Selected to three All-Star teams (1988, '89, '93), ASG MVP in '88; batted .500 with three RBI and one HR in six ASG at-bats ... Hit HR in first ASG at-bat on Jul. 12, 1988 ... Hit HR in first major league at-bat on Sept. 12, 1986 ... Hit eight career grand slams ... Hit career highs in HR (35) and RBI (100) in 1996 ... Led AL catchers with .998 fielding percentage in 1994 ... Four AL Championship Series (1988-'90, '92); batted .296 with seven RBI and one HR in 54 ALCS at-bats ... Three World Series (1988-'90); batted .257 with seven RBI and one HR in 35 WS at-bats ... Member of 1989 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1986-99   .271  1546 5369 638 1453 273 21 162  745 418 938  23 .326 .420 

DARRYL STRAWBERRY: 1st year on the ballot ... Played 17 seasons ... Named NL Rookie of the Year by BBWAA and NL Rookie Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1983 ... Finished in top 10 NL MVP voting four times in 1987 (6th), '88 (2nd), '90 (3rd), and '91 (9th) ... Selected to eight All-Star teams, consecutively (1984-'91); batted .333 in 12 ASG at-bats ... Three seasons with 100-plus RBI, and two seasons with 100-plus runs scored ... 30-plus doubles once, 20-plus HR ten times, 30-plus HR three times, 20-plus stolen bases five times, and 30-plus stolen bases once ... Led NL in HR in 1988 with 39 ... Hit three HR in one game twice (Aug. 5, 1985 and Aug. 6, 1996) ... Hit eight career grand slams ... Shares ML single-season record for most grand slam HR as a pinch hitter (2) in 1998 ... Led NL with .545 slugging percentage in 1988 ... Holds New York Mets all-time records for most runs scored (662), HR (252), and RBI (733) ... Three AL Division Series (1995, '96, '99); batted .154 with three RBI and one HR in 13 ALDS at-bats ... Four League Championship Series (1986, '88, '96, '99); batted .300 with 17 RBI and seven HR in 70 LCS at-bats ... Three World Series (1986, '96, '99); batted .209 with two RBI, one HR, and three stolen bases in 43 WS at-bats ... Member of four WS championship teams (1986, '96, '98, '99) ... Did not play in 1998 postseason due to illness.

YRS        AVG     G   AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI  BB   SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1983-99   .259  1583 5418  898 1401 256  38 335 1000 816 1352 221 .357 .505

BRUCE SUTTER: 12th year on the ballot ... Pitched 12 seasons ... Revolutionized the split-fingered fastball ... Led NL in saves five times in 1979 (37), '80 (28), '81 (25), '82 (36), and '84 (45) and games finished once in 1984 (63) ... Ranks 18th on the all-time save list and 27th in games finished ... Finished in top 10 NL MVP voting five times in 1977 (7th), '79 (7th), '81 (8th), '82 (5th), and '84 (6th) ... Won NL Cy Young Award in 1979; earned votes four other times in 1977 (6th), '81(5th), '82 (4th), '84 (3rd) ... Named The Sporting News NL Fireman of Year and won the NL Rolaids Relief Award four times, 1979, '81, '82, and '84 ... Six All-Star teams (1977-'81, '84); owns a 2-0 record and did not allow an earned run in 6 2/3 ASG innings ... Pitched in 661 games, all in relief, and amassed 300 career saves ... Four 30-plus save seasons and one 40-plus save season ... Tied ML record by striking out the side on nine pitches, Sept. 8, 1977 (ninth inning) ... One NL Championship Series (1982); did not allow an earned run in 4 1/3 NLCS innings ... One World Series (1982); with two saves in 7 2/3 WS innings ... A 2-0 record with three saves and a 3.00 ERA in six postseason games ... Member of 1982 WS championship team.

YRS            W-L  ERA    G GS CG SHO  SV     IP   H  BB  SO
1976-86, 88  68-71 2.84  661  0  0   0 300 1040.2 879 309 861

ALAN TRAMMELL: 4th year on the ballot ... Played 20 seasons, all with the Detroit Tigers ... Seven .300 batting average seasons, one season with 200-plus hits, one season with 100-plus RBI, and three seasons with 100-plus runs scored ... Finished in top 10 in MVP voting three times in 1984 (9th), '87 (2nd), and '88 (7th) ... Named WS MVP (1984); batted .450 with six RBI and two HR in 20 WS at-bats ... Shares single-game WS record for driving in all of team's runs (4) on Oct. 13, 1984 ... Six All-Star teams (1980, '84, '85, '87, '88, '90) ... Won four AL Gold Glove awards (1980, '81, '83, '84) ... Named 1983 AL Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News ... Finished tied for 4th in the 1978 BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year Award voting ... 20-plus HR twice, 30-plus doubles six times, 20-plus stolen bases three times, and 30-plus stolen bases once ... Five career grand slams ... Had 20-game hitting streak (Aug. 5-22, 1984) and 21-game hitting streak (May 24-June 16, 1987) ... Shares ML record for most years by a shortstop (20) ... Led AL in sacrifice hits in 1981 (16) and '83 (15) ... Led AL shortstops in double plays (102) in 1990 ... Two AL Championship Series (1984, '87); batted .258 with five RBI and one HR in 31 ALCS at-bats ... One World Series (1984); member of 1984 WS championship team.

YRS        AVG     G    AB     R    H  2B 3B  HR  RBI  BB  SO  SB  OBP  SLG
1977-96   .285  2293  8288  1231 2365 412 55 185 1003 850 874 236 .352 .415