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2007 Hall of Fame candidate bios
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Harold Baines: 1st year on the ballot...Played 22 seasons for five American League teams, including 3 stints with Chicago White Sox totaling all or parts of 14 seasons...Six-time All-Star (1985-87, 1989, 1991, 1999)...Finished in the top 10 in AL MVP voting in 1983 (10th) and 1985 (9th)...Led AL in slugging in 1984 (.541)...Three 100-RBI seasons (1982, 1985, 1999)...Eight seasons of hitting .300 or better, three times finishing in the top 10 in average (1984, .304, 10th; 1985, .309, 6th; 1989, .309, 8th)...Won Silver Slugger Award in 1989 at DH...Ranks 17th all-time in games played with 2,830, of those, 1644 games played at DH...Appeared in 1,061 games in the outfield...Ranks 40th all-time in hits with 2,866...Ranks 30th all-time in total bases with 4,604...Ranks 23rd all-time in RBI with 1,628...2nd most RBI as DH in history...Eleven seasons with 20+ home runs...Hit .324 (33-102) in 31 career postseason games, spanning 8 series, with 5 home runs and 16 RBI...In one World Series (1990), hit .143 (1-7) with a home run and 2 RBI.

Albert Belle: 2nd year on the ballot...Played 12 seasons...Named Major League Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1995...Finished in the top 10 in AL MVP voting in 1993 (7th), 1994 (3rd), 1995 (2nd), 1996 (3rd) and 1998 (8th)...Named to five All-Star teams (1993-97)...One season with 50-plus home runs, three seasons with 40-plus home runs, eight seasons with 30-plus home runs and ten seasons with 20-plus home runs...Nine consecutive seasons with 100-plus runs batted in and nine seasons with 30-plus doubles...Four seasons with a .400-plus on-base percentage, four seasons with a .300-plus batting average and four seasons with 100-plus runs scored...Named outfielder on The Sporting News Silver Slugger team five times (1993-96, 1998)...Led AL in RBI three times (1993, 1995-96), total bases three times (1994-95, 1998), slugging percentage twice (1995, 1998), runs once (1995), doubles once (1995) and home runs once (1995)...Hit three home runs in one game three times...Had a 27-game hitting streak in 1997...Hit 13 grand slams...Second most career home runs for the Cleveland Indians (242)...His 103 extra-base hits in 1995 was highest total in the American League since 1937...Career slugging percentage of .564 is ranked 17th best on the all-time list...Two AL Division Series (1995-96): batted .231 with three home runs and nine RBI in 26 LDS at-bats...One AL Championship Series (1995): batted .222 with one home run and one RBI in 18 LCS at-bats...One World Series (1995): batted .235 with two home runs and four RBI in 17 WS at-bats.
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Dante Bichette: 1st year on the ballot... Played 14 seasons... Led National League in hits, home runs, RBI, slugging percentage and extra base hits in 1995; his .340 average was third in the NL... Finished second in the NL MVP voting that year, behind Barry Larkin... Named to The Sporting News Silver Slugger team in 1995...One season with 40-plus home runs, three seasons with 30-plus home runs and eight seasons with 20-plus home runs...Nine consecutive seasons of 30-plus doubles and five consecutive seasons of 100-plus RBI... Six seasons batting .300 or better, with a career average of .299... Named to four All-Star teams (1994-96, 1998)... One NL Division series (1995): batted .588 with 10 hits, including three doubles and a home run, in 17 LDS at-bats.

Bert Blyleven: 10th year on the ballot... Pitched 22 seasons...Ranks 5th all-time in strikeouts, 9th in starts, 9th in shutouts, 25th 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 (T-7th), '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.
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Bobby Bonilla: 1st year on the ballot...Played 16 seasons... Named to six All-Star teams (1988-91, '93, '95)... Finished in the top-10 in voting for the NL MVP in 1990 (2nd) and 1991 (3rd)... Three times named to The Sporting News Silver Slugger team (1988, 1990, 1991)... Once led the NL in extra-base hits (1990) and once in doubles (1991)... Three seasons with a .300-plus batting average... Two seasons of 30-plus home runs and seven seasons of 20-plus home runs... Four seasons with 100-plus RBI... Seven seasons with 30-plus doubles, including five consecutive years (1987-1991)... Four League Division Series (1996, '97, '99, '00): batted .233 with three home runs and eight RBI in 30 LDS at-bats... Five League Championship Series (1990, '91, '96, '97, '99): batted .211 with four doubles, one home run and eight RBI in 90 LCS at-bats... One World Series (1997): batted .207 with a home run and three RBI in 29 WS at-bats... Member of WS champion Florida Marlins in 1997.

Scott Brosius: 1st year on the ballot... Played 11 seasons, divided between the Oakland A's and New York Yankees... Named World Series MVP in 1998... Won one Gold Glove (1999)... Named to one All-Star team (1998)... Twice batted better than .300 and had six consecutive seasons with 20-plus doubles... One season of 20-plus home runs... In four World Series with the Yankees (1998-2001), batted .314 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 70 WS at-bats... In 12 total postseason series, batted .245 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 196 at-bats...Member of three consecutive WS champion Yankee teams (1998-2000)... 1998 winner of the Babe Ruth Award, presented by MLB.

Jay Buhner: 1st year on the ballot... Played 15 seasons, 13-plus with the Seattle Mariners... Won one Gold Glove (1996)... Named to one All-Star team (1996)... Once finished fifth in the voting for AL MVP (1995)... Three consecutive seasons of 40-plus home runs during a seven-year stretch with at least 20 in each season... Eight total seasons of 20-plus home runs and three with 100 RBI... In 1995, drove in 121 runs with only 123 hits, the highest hits-to-RBI ratio in major league history for a player with more than 100 RBI... Four League Division Series (1995, '97, 2000-01): batted .333 with four home runs and six RBI in 45 LDS at-bats... Three League Championship Series (1995, 2000-01): batted .275 with four home runs and six RBI in 40 LCS at-bats.

Ken Caminiti: 1st year on the ballot... Played 15 seasons... Won the 1996 NL MVP... Won three consecutive Gold Gloves (1995-97)... Named to three All-Star teams (1994, '96-97)... One-time Silver Slugger award winner (1996)... One season of 40-plus home runs and four seasons of 20-plus home runs... Six seasons with 30-plus doubles and one with 100 RBI... Batted .300 in two full seasons (1995-96)... Four League Division Series (1996, 1998-99, 2001): batted .302 with six home runs and 11 RBI in 43 LDS at-bats (.721 slugging percentage)... One League Championship Series (1998): batted .273 with two home runs and four RBI in 22 LCS at-bats... One World Series (1998): batted .143 with a double and an RBI in 14 WS at-bats.

Jose Canseco: 1st year on the ballot... Played 17 seasons... Won the 1988 AL MVP; finished fourth in 1991... Won the 1986 Rookie of the Year Award... Named to six All-Star teams (1986, '88-90, '92, '99)... Won four Silver Slugger Awards (1988, '90-91, '98)... Became first member of baseball's "40-40" club when he hit 42 home runs and stole 40 bases in 1988... Twice led the league in home runs (1988, 1991) and once in RBI (1988), slugging percentage (1988) and extra-base hits (1988)... Three seasons with 40-plus home runs, eight with 30-plus home runs and 12 seasons with 20-plus home runs... 462 career home runs ranks 30th all-time... Six seasons with 100-plus RBI and three with 30-plus doubles... Twice batted better than .300... 200 career stolen bases... Three League Championship Series: batted .273 with four home runs and eight RBI in 44 LCS at-bats... Four World Series: batted .152 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 46 WS at-bats... Member of three consecutive AL champion Oakland Athletics teams (1988-90)... Member of two WS champions: 1989 A's and 2000 New York Yankees.

Dave Concepcion: 14th 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 47th 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.
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Eric Davis: 1st year on the ballot... Played 17 seasons... Won three consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1987-89)... Named to two All-Star teams (1987, '89)... Twice finished ninth in the NL MVP voting (1987, '89)... Won two Silver Slugger Awards (1987, '89)... Two seasons of 30-plus home runs and eight seasons of 20-plus home runs... One season of 80 stolen bases, one of 50, five with 30-plus and eight with at least 20... One "30-30" season and seven "20-20" seasons... His "20-80" season (27 home runs, 80 stolen bases; 1986) was only matched by Rickey Henderson... Twice drove in 100-plus RBI and once batted better than .300... Two League Division Series (1997, 2000): batted .154 with three RBI in 13 LDS at-bats... Three League Championship Series (1990, 1997, 2000): batted .174 with a home run and four RBI in 46 LCS at-bats... One World Series (1990): batted .286 with a home run and five RBI in 14 WS at-bats... Member 1990 WS championship team... Won the Hutch and Roberto Clemente awards in 1997; both are presented by MLB.

Andre Dawson: Fifth 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 13 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 31st in all-time in games played, 24th in at-bats, 44th in hits, 24th in total bases, 41st in doubles, 32nd in HR, 24th in RBI, 21st in extra-base hits, and ninth 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 RBIs (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 RBIs in 39 NLCS at-bats.
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Tony Fernandez: 1st year on the ballot... Played 18 seasons... Once finished eighth in the vote for AL MVP (1987)... Five time All-Star (1986-87, '89, '92, '99)... Won four consecutive Gold Gloves at shortstop (1986-89)... Four times batted better than .300... Two seasons of 40-plus doubles, six of 30-plus doubles and 13 seasons of 20-plus doubles, including nine consecutive and 13 of 14... Once led the AL in triples (1990)... One season 30-plus stolen bases and seven with at least 20, including five in a row... Two League Division Series: batted .219 with three doubles and four RBI in 32 LDS at-bats... Four League Championship Series: batted .338 with a home run, six doubles and six RBI in 80 LCS at-bats... Two World Series: batted .395 with two doubles and 13 RBI in 38 WS at-bats... Member of 1993 WS champion Toronto Blue Jays.

Steve Garvey: 15th and final 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)...Ranks second all-time in fielding 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.

Rich Gossage: 8th 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 17th all-time in saves and 10th 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.
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Tony Gwynn: 1st year on the ballot...Played 20 seasons, all with the San Diego Padres...Eight-time National League batting champion, matching Honus Wagner for the most in NL history...Fifteen All-Star selections...Finished in Top 10 of MVP voting seven times, finishing as high as 3rd in 1984...Seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner...Five-time Gold Glove Award winner...Ranks 19th all-time with a career .338 batting average...Ranks 17th all-time with 3,141 hits, leading NL seven times in hits...Ranked among Top 10 in NL batting average during every season in which he had enough at-bats, ranking outside the top 5 only twice...Never hit lower than .309 in a full season...Five seasons with 200+ hits...Led NL in runs scored in 1986 (107)...Led NL in OBP in 1994 (.454)...Tied a major league record with five stolen bases, Sept. 20, 1986 at Houston...Hit .394 in 1994, the highest NL average since Bill Terry hit .401 in 1930...Reached 3,000 hits in the third fewest games in history...Hit .306 (33-108) in 27 career postseason games...Hit .371 (13-35) in 9 World Series games over 2 appearances (1984 and 1998)...Winner of 1995 Branch Rickey Award, 1998 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award and 1999 Roberto Clemente Award, all presented by MLB...A career .987 fielder (62 e/4734 tc).

Orel Hershiser: 2nd year on the ballot...Pitched 18 seasons, 12 with the Los Angeles Dodgers...Won 1988 NL Cy Young Award...Also received Cy Young Award votes in 1985 (3rd), '87 (4th), '89 (4th)...Finished sixth in 1988 MVP voting...Named Major League Baseball Player of the Year in 1988...Named 1988 Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News...Named NLCS and WS MVP in 1988...Named ALCS MVP in 1995...Named to three All-Star teams (1987-'89)...In 1988, led NL in wins (23), innings (267), complete games (15), shutouts (8), and sacrifice hits (19)...Also led NL in innings three times (1987-'89), shutouts twice (4, 1984, 1988), winning percentage (.864, 19-3, 1985) and losses twice (15, 1989 and 1992)...Won Gold Glove Award in 1988...Won Silver Slugger Award in 1993...Finished among top 5 in ERA five times (1984-'85, '87-'89)...Established major league record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings to end the 1988 season...Threw 2 career one-hitters and fanned 10 or more batters 6 times...In 12 career postseason series, was 8-3, 2.59 in 22 games/18 starts...In 1988 Series was 2-0, 1.00 (2 er/18 ip) in 2 starts...In 6 career World Series starts, 3-3, 4.07...Member of 1988 World Championship team.
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Tommy John: 13th year on the ballot...Pitched 26 seasons... Three 20-win seasons... Ranks 24th on the all-time win list, 6th in games started, 18th 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.
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Wally Joyner: 1st year on the ballot...Played 16 seasons...Finished in Top 10 of 1986 AL MVP vote (8th)...All-Star selection in 1986 as a starter, the first rookie to do so since fan balloting resumed in 1970...Runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year in 1986...Six seasons of 150 hits or more...Four seasons with .300 or better average...Finished 5th in 1997 National League batting average (.327)...Tied for third in AL in home runs (34) and fourth in RBI (117) in 1987...A career .994 (99 e/17650 tc) fielder at first base...Hit .245 (13-53) in 22 career postseason games...Was 0-8 in 3 World Series games with San Diego in 1998.

Don Mattingly: 7th 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 5th 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.
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Mark McGwire: 1st year on the ballot...Played 16 seasons, 12 with Oakland...Twelve-time All-Star selection...Five times among Top-10 in MVP, including runner-up in 1998, 4th in 1992 and 5th in 1999...Unanimous AL Rookie of the Year in 1987...Gold Glove Award winner in 1990...Three-time Silver Slugger Award winner (1992, 1996, 1998)...Ranks 7th on the all-time home run list with 583...All-time leader in at-bats per home runs (10.6)...Led league in home runs four times (1987, 1996, 1998, 1999), including then-major league record 70 HR in 1998...Followed that with a 65 home run season in 1999...Ranks 10th all-time with a .588 slugging percentage...Four times led league in slugging percentage...Also led league in on base percentage in 1996 and 1998...Led NL in RBI in 1999...Led league in walks twice (1990, 1998)... Three times among Top 5 in total bases (1987, 1998, 1999)...A career .993 fielder (112 e/15649 tc)...Hit .217 (28-129) in 42 career postseason games, with five home runs and 14 RBI...Appeared in 3 World Series, winning in 1989 with Oakland...Hit .188 (9-48) with a home run and 2 RBI in 13 career Series games.

Jack Morris: 8th 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, Randy Johnson, Walter Johnson and Cy Young 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 31st all-time in strikeouts, 33rd in starts, tied for 39th in wins, and 32nd 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.

Dale Murphy: 9th year on the ballot... Played 18 seasons, 15 with the Atlanta Braves... Won back-to-back NL MVP awards 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 43rd 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.
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Paul O'Neill: 1st year on the ballot...Played 17 seasons...Five-time All-Star selection...Won AL batting title in 1994 (.359)...Received MVP votes five times, including 5th place finish in 1994...Finished in Top 10 among league batters two other times (1993, 1997)...Fourteen consecutive seasons of 100+ hits...Collected 100 or more RBI four times, consecutively, 1997-2000...Three times among league Top-10 in on-base percentage, including 2nd in 1994 (.460)...Hit .300 or better six times, consecutively, 1993-'98...In 85 career postseason games, hit .284 (85-299) with 11 home runs and 39 RBI...Member of 5 World Series championship teams, Reds (1990) and Yankees (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)...Hit .261 (24-92) in 27 World Series games.

Dave Parker: 11th 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...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.
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Jim Rice: 13th 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 42nd in career RBI, tied for 52nd on all-time HR list, and tied for 43rd 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...One of 31 players with 350+ home runs and a .290+ career batting average...Only player in history with three straight seasons of 35+ home runs and 200+ hits...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 in 27 WS at-bats.
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Cal Ripken: 1st year on the ballot... Played 21 seasons, all with the Baltimore Orioles... Holds the ML career record for consecutive games played (2,632 total; 2,216 at shortstop)... With career totals of 3,184 hits and 431 home runs, is one of eight players in ML history to amass at least 3,000 hits and 400 home runs... Two-time AL MVP (1983, 1991); finished 3rd in the voting in 1989... Won 1983 and 1991 ML Player of the Year Awards... Named to 19 consecutive All-Star teams (1983-2001), twice winning the AS MVP Award (1991, 2001)... Won the 1982 AL Rookie of the Year Award... Won back-to-back Gold Glove Awards in 1991-92... Won eight Silver Slugger Awards (1983-86, '89, '91, '93-94)... One 30-home run season (1991) and 12-seasons of 20-plus home runs, including 10 in a row... Four seasons of 100-plus RBI and batted better than .300 four full seasons... Three seasons with 40-plus doubles, 10 with 30-plus and 17 seasons with at least 20... Twice led the AL in extra-base hits (1983, '91) and once in total bases (1991) once in hits (1983) and once in runs (1983)... Batted .336 with 10 doubles and eight RBI in 28 career postseason games... Member 1983 WS champion Orioles... Named winner of the 1992 Lou Gehrig Memorial and Roberto Clemente awards.
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Bret Saberhagen: 1st year on the ballot...Pitched 16 seasons...Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner (1985, 1989)...Also finished 3rd in 1994 NL Cy Young Award voting...Was the youngest pitcher ever to win Cy Young, doing so at age 21 in 1985...Three-time All-Star (1987, 1990, 1994)...Led league in wins (23), ERA (2.16), winning percentage (.793), innings (262.1) and complete games (12) in 1989...Also led league in bases on balls/9 innings (1994)...Won Gold Glove Award in 1989...Four seasons of 200+ innings pitched, including three straight (1987-'89)...Two-time 20-game winner (1985, 1989)...Five times finished in top-10 in winning percentage in league...In 1994, had more wins (14) than walks (13), just the second player since 1919 (minimum 10 wins)...Struck out Bernie Williams five times on Aug. 21, 1991...Named 1985 World Series MVP in his only Fall Classic appearance, with a 2-0, 0.50 in 2 complete game starts, allowing just 1 earned run in 18 innings, walking one and giving up 11 hits...Was 2-4, 4.67 (28 er/54 ip) in 10 career postseason starts.

Lee Smith: 5th year on the ballot... Pitched 18 seasons...Ranks second in ML history for saves (478)... All-time major league leader in games finished (802) and ranks 8th in games pitched (1022)...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 all-time team record 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.
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Alan Trammell: 6th 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.
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Devon White: 1st year on the ballot...Played for 17 seasons...Seven-time Gold Glove Award winner...Three-time All-Star selection...Received MVP votes in 1991 (16th)...Finished 5th in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1987...Scored 100+ runs three times...Five times finished among league top 10 in runs scored...Among league top 10 in stolen bases four times, including a career-best 44 in 1989, third most in AL...Won 3 World Series titles (1992-1993 Toronto and 1997 Florida), batting .253 (21-83) in 19 World Series games...Teams won each of his last 7 postseason series, starting with 1992 ALCS (Jays) and continuing through 1997 WS (Marlins)...Hit .296 (56-189) in 49 career playoff games.

Bobby Witt: 1st year on the ballot...Pitched for 16 seasons...Twice ranked among AL top-10 in wins (1990, 1996)...Two seasons of 15+ plus wins, seven seasons of 10+ wins...Ranked among top-10 in AL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched five times...Finished 2nd in the AL in strikeouts in 1990...Four times among top-10 in AL in shutouts and complete games...Won World Series with Arizona in 2001, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning in relief...Hit a home run on June 30, 1997 with Texas against Los Angeles for the first home run by an American League pitcher since the 1972 (prior to the advent of the designated hitter)...Three times pitched 200+ innings.