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Dan Ford

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Dan Ford

BIOGRAPHY Darnell Glenn Ford (born May 19, 1952) is a former professional baseball player. Nicknamed "Disco Dan", he played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1975 to 1985 for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, and Baltimore Orioles. In 1,153 career games, Ford had a batting average of .270, 121 home runs and 566 runs batted in.CareerFord was picked 18th overall in the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He spent four years in the minor league system for the Athletics before he was traded on October 23, 1974 to the Twins with Dennis Myers...

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Lorenzo Barcelo

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Lorenzo Barcelo

BIOGRAPHY Lorenzo Barceló (born August 10, 1977) is a professional baseball pitcher who is with the Rieleros de Aguascalientes in the Mexican League. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 2000–2002.Career San Francisco GiantsBarceló was originally signed by the San Francisco Giants as an amateur free agent on May 23, 1994 out of San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic. In the Giants farm system, he pitched for the Bellingham Giants, Burlington Bees, San Jose Giants and Shreveport Captains.Chicago White SoxOn July 31, 1997 he was traded to the Chicago White Sox (along with Mike Caruso, Keith Foulke,...

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Joe Charboneau

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Joe Charboneau

BIOGRAPHY Joseph Charboneau (born June 17, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians in the early 1980s. Bursting on the scene in 1980, Charboneau captured Cleveland's imagination, not just with his production but also his eccentricities. Charboneau had a tendency to dye his hair unnatural colors, as well as open beer bottles with his eye socket and drink beer with a straw through his nose.After winning the AL Rookie of the Year award in 1980, Charboneau's career quickly flamed out amidst injuries. He is one of the most oft-cited examples of baseball's fabled sophomore jinx,...

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Paul Spoljaric

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Paul Spoljaric

BIOGRAPHY Paul Nikola Špoljarić (born September 24, 1970 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who last played in the major leagues for the Kansas City Royals in 2000. After being signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1989, he went on to play for the Blue Jays (1994, 1996–1997, 1999), Seattle Mariners (1997-1998), Philadelphia Phillies (1999) and Kansas City Royals (2000). He was traded in 1997 with Mike Timlin for José Cruz, Jr. and was a member of Team Canada at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they finished...

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Cy Acosta

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Cy Acosta

Cecilio Acosta Miranda (born November 22, 1946) is a retired starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played four seasons for the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.Acosta became the first American League pitcher to make a plate appearance after the introduction of the designated hitter rule in 1973. Cy was inducted into the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

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