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Bob Dillinger

Bob Dillinger About Former speedy All-Star third baseman who was a lifetime .306 hitter. Life Before Becoming Famous He played college football at the University of Idaho. Other Informations In 1948, he led the league in hits with 207, and he also led the league in stolen bases three times throughout his career. Family Life […]

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Wilton Lopez

Wilton Lopez About Right-handed relief pitcher who made his MLB debut in 2009 with the Houston Astros and signed with the Colorado Rockies in 2013. Life Before Becoming Famous He was signed by the New York Yankees organization in 2002 and played in their minor league system until 2007. Other Informations He closed games for […]

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Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki About MLB shortstop who set a rookie-record with a .987 fielding percentage in 2007 with the Colorado Rockies. He helped lead the Rockies to the World Series in 2008 and in 2010, he was named to his first All-Star game. After spending about nine years in Colorado, he was traded to the Toronto […]

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Ryan Freel

Ryan Freel About Utility man who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, and Kansas City Royals from 2001 to 2009. Life Before Becoming Famous He played college baseball at Tallahassee Community College, and was selected in the 10th round of the 1995 MLB Draft. Other Informations He was known […]

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Josh Roenicke

Josh Roenicke About MLB relief pitcher who debuted with the Cincinnati Reds in 2008, then went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins. Life Before Becoming Famous He played football and baseball at the University of California, Los Angeles. Other Informations He was selected in the 10th round of […]

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson About Known as Shoeless Joe, he hit for an astounding .408 average in 1911, helped the Chicago White Sox win the 1917 World Series, and was banned from the major leagues in 1920 for the notorious Black Sox Scandal. Life Before Becoming Famous He worked twelve hour shifts at a mill, starting at […]

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Aledmys Díaz

Aledmys Díaz About Shortstop who was an All-Star selection in his rookie season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016. The Cardinals initially signed him as a free agent in 2014. Life Before Becoming Famous Before the Cardinals scooped him up, he played for the Naranjas de Villa Clara in the Cuban National Series for […]

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Alex Avila

Alex Avila About MLB catcher who began his career in 2009 with the Detroit Tigers. Life Before Becoming Famous After an All-SEC selection and a junior year batting .343 he signed with the Tigers. Other Informations He appeared in his first MLB All-Star game in 2011. Family Life He married his high school sweetheart Kristina […]

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Eli Whiteside

Eli Whiteside About Catcher who made his MLB debut in 2005 with the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. Life Before Becoming Famous He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2001 draft by the Orioles, and spent a few years in their farm system […]

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Jeffrey Leonard

Jeffrey Leonard About Left fielder who played for five teams from 1977 to 1990, making his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and finishing his career with the Seattle Mariners. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a three sport star at Overbrook High School, where he ironically got myriad scholarship offers to play football and […]

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Billy Ripken

Billy Ripken About Former MLB infielder nicknamed “Billy the Kid” best remembered as a member of teams like the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. He later became a successful analyst on XM Satellite Radio and MLB Network. Life Before Becoming Famous He was a pitcher at Aberdeen High School, where he did not lose a start […]

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Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford About Six-time World Series Champion and Hall of Fame MLB pitcher who spent his entire sixteen-year career with the New York Yankees. Life Before Becoming Famous Although he was born during the Great Depression, he lived comfortably in a close knit immigrant community in Queens, New York. Other Informations He admitted to occasionally […]

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Willie Davis

Willie Davis About 3-time Gold Glove Award winning center fielder who won two World Series titles with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Life Before Becoming Famous He starred in track and field, baseball and basketball at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, California. Other Informations He held the dubious record of committing three errors in […]

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Sal Bando

Sal Bando About 4-time MLB All-Star third baseman who won three consecutive World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics. Life Before Becoming Famous He starred for Arizona State University before beginning his professional baseball career. Other Informations He managed the Milwaukee Brewers after retiring. Family Life His son Sal, Jr., led the High Point University […]

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Jose Macias

Jose Macias About Panamanian baseball player who had a seven-year Major League career as a utility player. Life Before Becoming Famous He played minor league baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization before his debut in 1999. Other Informations His greatest value came in his ability to play just about any position on the diamond. Family […]