Baseball — Oakland A's

Ron Hassey

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Ron Hassey

BIOGRAPHY Ronald William Hassey (born February 27, 1953) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher. Hassey began his career with the Cleveland Indians (1978–1984) after the Indians drafted him in the 18th round of the 1976 MLB amateur draft. He also played for the Chicago Cubs (1984), New York Yankees (1985–1986), Chicago White Sox (1986–1987), Oakland Athletics (1988–1990), and Montreal Expos (1991). Hassey is the only catcher in MLB history to catch two perfect games (the first with Len Barker in 1981 and his second with Dennis Martínez in 1991).Early lifeHassey is the son of Joseph Bill Hassey, a...

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Gene Tenace

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Gene Tenace

BIOGRAPHY Fury Gene Tenace (born Fiore Gino Tennaci; October 10, 1946), better known as Gene Tenace, is an American former professional baseball player and coach in Major League Baseball. He was a catcher and first baseman from 1969 through 1983.  Tenace was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics from Valley High School in Lucasville, Ohio and played for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed. Tenace was one of the top catchers of his era and won the 1972 World Series Most Valuable Player Award. After his playing days...

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Eric Plunk

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Eric Plunk

BIOGRAPHY Eric Vaughn Plunk (born September 3, 1963) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1986-1999. Plunk was involved in two trades for Rickey Henderson. On December 5, 1984, as a minor leaguer, he was traded by the New York Yankees with Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, and José Rijo to the Oakland Athletics for Rickey Henderson, Bert Bradley, and cash. On June 21, 1989, he was traded by the Oakland Athletics with Greg Cadaret and Luis Polonia to the New York Yankees for Rickey Henderson. Plunk was part of the pennant-winning 1988...

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Rodney Scott

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Rodney Scott

Biography Rodney Scott was born on Friday, October 16, 1953, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Arlington High School Baseball and Basketball All American was drafted into professional baseball at the early age of 18. He was 21 years old when he stepped into the major leagues on April 11, 1975, with the Kansas City Royals. His teammates fondly nicknamed him "Cool Breeze". Rodney was an infielder in Major League Baseball. He was primarily used as a second baseman and shortstop. Scott also played third base, designated hitter and outfield during his eight-year career. Scott was known mostly for his speed and stole 63 bases...

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Mike Norris

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Mike Norris

Biography Michael Kelvin Norris (born March 19, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics (1975–1983, 1990). He attended Balboa High School in San Francisco and was drafted by the Oakland A's in the first round (24th overall) in January 1973. He made his major league debut in 1975. Norris is best remembered for his spectacular 1980 season. He went 22-9 with 24 complete games and a 2.53 earned run average, while also earning the Gold Glove Award. However, he was not awarded the American League Cy Young Award; Steve Stone of...

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