Baseball — Rookie of the Year

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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Bob Horner

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Bob Horner

Biography James Robert "Bob" Horner (born August 6, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman/first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Atlanta Braves (1978–86) and St. Louis Cardinals (1988). Horner was hampered by injuries for most of his major league career, and his career was cut short by collusion by team owners to drive down salaries by agreeing to not make offers to veteran stars like Horner. BiographyHorner was born in Junction City, Kansas, but grew up in Glendale, Arizona, attending Apollo High School in Glendale where he set school records. His college career at Arizona...

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