Baseball — Oakland A's

Jeff Russell

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Jeff Russell

Biography Jeffrey Lee Russell (born September 2, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played 14 years from 1983 to 1996. Russell played for the Cincinnati Reds of the National League and the Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, all of the American League. He began his career as a starting pitcher with the Reds and Rangers, but was later converted into a closer. A two-time American League All-Star in 1988 and 1989, Russell finished his Major League career with 186 career saves. In 1989, as a member of the Rangers, he led the...

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Geronimo Berroa

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Geronimo Berroa

Biography Gerónimo Emiliano Berroa (born March 18, 1965) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played for nine Major League Baseball teams from 1989 to 2000, and also played one season in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2002. Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 1983, he worked his way through the minor leagues. After the 1988 season, he was picked up by the Atlanta Braves in the rule 5 draft. He made his major league debut on April 5, 1989. He spent 1989 and a small amount of 1990 with the Braves, and spend...

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Felix Jose

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Felix Jose

Biography Domingo Félix Andújar José (born May 2, 1965 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks between 1988 and 2003. He was also a member of Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization in 1999, 2001, and 2006-2007. José was selected to the National League All-Star team in 1991 with the Cardinals. In an 11-season Major League career, José posted a .280 batting average with 54 home runs and 324 RBI in 747 games...

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Dave Parker

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Dave Parker

Biography David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951), nicknamed "The Cobra",[citation needed] is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements include 2712 hits, 339 home runs, 1493 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .290. Parker was also known as a solid defensive outfielder during the first half of his career, with a powerful arm. From...

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Claudell Washington

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Claudell Washington

Biography Claudell Washington (born August 31, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Oakland Athletics (1974–76), Texas Rangers (1977–78), Chicago White Sox (1978–80), New York Mets (1980), Atlanta Braves (1981–86), New York Yankees (1987–88, 1990) and California Angels (1989–90). He batted and threw left-handed. Washington was one of the youngest All-Stars in major league history when he was named to the 1975 American League All-Star team at the age of 20. He finished 5th in the American league in batting average with a mark of .308 and second in stolen...

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