MLB Hall of Famers by Plaque Writeup

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HAILED FOR IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE IN 1934 ALL-STAR GAME WHEN HE STRUCK OUT RUTH, GEHRIG, FOXX, SIMMONS AND CRONIN IN SUCCESSION. NICKNAMED GIANTS' MEAL-TICKET. WON 253 GAMES
THE BIGGER THE GAME, THE BETTER HE PITCHED. ONE OF BASEBALL'S MOST DOMINANT PITCHERS FROM 1970-76, WINNING OVER 20 FIVE STRAIGHT TIMES. COMPILED 224-166 MARK WITH 3.26 ERA
A STAR CATCHER BUT FAMED MORE AS MANAGER OF THE PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS SINCE 1901. WINNER OF 9 PENNANTS AND 5 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. RECEIVED THE BOK AWARD IN PHILADELPHIA FOR 1929.
SHORTSTOP AND CAPTAIN OF GREAT DODGER TEAMS OF 1940'S AND 50'S. INTANGIBLE QUALITIES OF SUBTLE LEADERSHIP ON AND OFF FIELD. COMPETITIVE FIRE AND PROFESSIONAL PRIDE.
A STALWART ON THE MOUND FOR 23 MAJOR LEAGUE SEASONS, HIS IMPRESSIVE PITCHING RECORD INCLUDES 324 VICTORIES, 3,574 STRIKEOUTS AND A 3.26 ERA. STRIKEOUT TOTAL IS FIFTH BEST ALL- TIME
A PROLIFIC HITTER WITH A STOIC DEMEANOR WHO WAS EQUALLY GRACEFUL AT SHORTSTOP AND IN CENTER FIELD. ONE OF THREE PLAYERS TO EARN MVP HONORS AT TWO POSITIONS. PRODUCED 3,142 HITS.
GREATEST HITTER AND GREATEST NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYER-MANAGER OF 19TH CENTURY. STARTED WITH CHICAGOS IN NATIONAL LEAGUE'S FIRST YEAR 1876. CHICAGO MANAGER FROM 1879 TO 1897 WINNING 5
A DISCIPLINED HITTER WHOSE COMMANDING KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRIKE ZONEMADE HIM ONE OF BASEBALL'S TOUGHEST OUTS. ONLY 20TH CENTURY PLAYERWITH SEVEN STRAIGHT 200-HIT SEASONS.
MEMBER OF EXCLUSIVE 3,000-HIT CLUB. LED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN BATTING FOUR TIMES. HAD FOUR SEASONS WITH 200 OR MORE HITS WHILE POSTING LIFETIME .317 AVERAGE AND 240 HOME RUNS.
MAINTAINED DEDICATION AND CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT 17 SEASONS WHILE POSTING CAREER RECORD OF 224-184 WITH 3.27 ERA. INTIMIDATING SIDEARMER WON 100 GAMES IN BOTH LEAGUES
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER N.L. 1951-1953-1955 ESTABLISHED RECORDS FOR CATCHERS: MOST HOME-RUNS IN A SEASON 41, MOST RUNS BATTED IN 142. SET N.L. RECORD FOR CHANCES ACCEPTED BY CATCHER
PLAYED ON MORE PENNANT-WINNERS (14) AND WORLD CHAMPIONS (10) THAN ANY PLAYER IN HISTORY. HAD 358 HOME RUNS AND LIFETIME .285 BATTING AVERAGE. SET MANY RECORDS FOR CATCHERS
SURE-HANDED SECOND BASEMAN AND SKILLFUL BATSMAN WAS A CATALYST FOR THE 'GO-GO' WHITE SOX OF THE 1950s. A MORE THAN 18 TIMES IN A SEASON.
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QUIET LEADER OF RED SOX DURING 1940'S. CONSISTENT SECOND BASEMAN, TOP DOUBLE PLAY MAN AND FINE CLUTCH HITTER. LIFETIME BATTING AVERAGE OF .288 WITH SIX SEASONS OF OVER 100 RBI'S.
PITCHED 3 NO-HIT GAMES IN A.L., 12 ONE HIT GAMES. SET MODERN STRIKEOUT RECORD WITH 18 IN GAME,348 FOR SEASON. LED A.L. IN VICTORIES 6 (ONE TIE) SEASONS. LIFETIME RECORD: WON 266
ONE OF FOUR N.L. PITCHERS TO WIN 30 OR MORE GAMES UNDER MODERN REGULATIONS. PITCHED IN 1934 (ST.L.) 1938 (CHICAGO) WORLD SERIES. LED LEAGUE IN STRIKEOUTS 1932-33-34-35.
HIGH KICKING RIGHT-HANDER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WON 243 GAMES AND LOST ONLY 142 OVER 16 SEASONS. WON 20 GAMES SIX TIMES AND NO-HIT HOUSTON IN 1963. LED N.L. IN COMPLETE GAMES
A POWERFUL FIRST BASEMAN AND CONSISTENT RUN PRODUCER FOR 17 MAJOR LEAGUE SEASONS, NOTWITHSTANDING CHRONIC KNEE PROBLEMS. HIS ABILITY TO DRIVE THE BALL WITH AUTHORITY WAS RESPECTED.
ONE OF BASEBALL'S GREATEST RIGHT-HANDED BATTERS. TIED FOR MOST HOME RUNS BY RIGHT-HANDED BATTER IN 1938-58. MOST RUNS-BATTED-IN 1935-37-40-46, AND HOME RUNS 1938-40-46.
KEEN-EYED SLUGGER SMASHED 359 HOME RUNS AND BATTED .312 IN 15-YEAR CAREER WHILE TOPPING .300 MARK 9 SEASONS IN A ROW. SET MAJOR LOOP RECORDS BY HITTING 3 HOMERS IN A GAME 6 TIMES
ACHIEVED MAGIC NUMBERS WITH 314 WINS AND 3,534 STRIKEOUTS. PLAYING MIND GAMES WITH HITTERS THROUGH ARRAY OF RITUALS ON MOUND WAS PART OF HIS ARSENAL. 20-GAME WINNER 5 TIMES
GREATEST CENTERFIELDER OF HIS DAY. LIFETIME MAJOR LEAGUE BATTING AVERAGE OF .344. MANAGER IN 1920 WHEN CLEVELAND WON ITS FIRST PENNANT AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
SOFT-SPOKEN, CLUTCH PERFORMER WAS ONE OF MOST RESPECTED HITTERS OF HIS DAY. BATTED SOLID .290 OVER 18 SEASONS SOCKING 426 HOME RUNS. HIT 20 OR MORE HOMERS 13 STRAIGHT SEASONS.
NAMED ALL-STAR SHORTSTOP SEVEN SEASONS. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER A.L. 1930. LED A.L. SHORTSTOPS IN FIELDING 1931-1932. MOST PUTOUTS AND DOUBLE PLAYS 1930-31-32.
WINNER OF 300 GAMES IN THE MAJORS OVER A SPAN OF 17 YEARS. LED A.L. IN STRIKEOUTS SEVEN CONSECUTIVE SEASONS. WON 20 OR MORE GAMES EIGHT SEASONS. IN 1931, WHILE WINNING 31 GAMES.

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