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Garry Templeton

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Garry Templeton

Biography Garry Lewis Templeton, nicknamed "Jumpsteady", (born March 24, 1956 in Lockney, Texas) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets from 1976 to 1991. Templeton had good batting numbers in an era when shortstops did not provide much offense. Playing career He was hailed by many as one of the best players in baseball early in his career, which featured All-Star Game selections in 1977 and 1979. In the latter year, Templeton made history as the first switch-hitter to collect 100 hits from each side...

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Frank White

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Frank White

BIOGRAPHY Frank White, Jr. (born September 4, 1950) is an American former Major League Baseball player, and coach for the Kansas City Royals and their AA affiliate, the Wichita Wranglers. He is also a former color commentator for Royals telecasts. He currently serves as the first base coach of the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. He won the Jackson County Legislature election on the evening of August 6, 2014. White was born in Greenville, Mississippi. After going to college at Longview Community in Lee's Summit, Missouri, he rose through the minors to reach the...

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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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Carlos Baerga

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Carlos Baerga

Biography Carlos Obed Baerga Ortiz (born November 4, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball player. After spending most of his career as a second baseman, he was used at various positions late in his career. Baseball careerCleveland Indians On November 4, 1985, at the age of sixteen, Baerga was signed by the San Diego Padres. On December 6, 1989, San Diego traded him to the Cleveland Indians along with Sandy Alomar, Jr. and Chris James in exchange for established power-hitter Joe Carter. Baerga debuted as a major league baseball player with the Indians, on April 14, 1990. That year,...

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Al Oliver

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Al Oliver

Biography Albert Oliver, Jr. (born October 14, 1946 in Portsmouth, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. Over the course of his 18-year career, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968–77), Texas Rangers (1978–81), Montreal Expos (1982–83), San Francisco Giants (1984), Philadelphia Phillies (1984), Los Angeles Dodgers (1985) and Toronto Blue Jays (1985). Nicknamed "Scoop", Oliver batted and threw left-handed. Oliver was a center fielder who also played left and right-field as well as first base. He was signed by the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1964. From 1970 to 1976 he played on five Pirates division...

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