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Carroll Hardy
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Carroll William Hardy

Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
School University of Colorado
High School Sturgis Brown High School
Debut April 15, 1958
Final Game September 27, 1967
Born May 18, 1933 in Sturgis, SD USA
Died August 9, 2020 in Highlands Ranch, CO USA
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Biographical Information
Carroll Hardy played 8 games for the 1955 San Francisco 49ers as a running back.

He is the answer to a trivia question as the only player to pinch hit for Ted Williams; it happened on September 20, 1960, in the last weeks of Williams' career. Williams fouled a ball off his foot in the 1st inning, Hardy took over for him and lined into a double play. He is also the answer to an even more trivial question, as the only player to break a scoreless tie with a walk-off grand slam in the 12th inning (no one has done this in a later inning). It happened for the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Indians on April 11, 1962: Hardy drove in Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Malzone and Russ Nixon. It was the first home run that rookie pitcher Ron Taylor had given up.

On May 31, 1961, Hardy also pinch hit for rookie Carl Yastrzemski, making him the only player to substitute for future Hall of Famers, Yaz and Teddy Ballgame. Hardy also hit his first major league home run pinch-hitting for Roger Maris when both were with Cleveland, on May 18, 1958.
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albert pujols first guy to hit 400 homers his first 10 years. 1   Albert Pujols   408   2001   2010   21-30   1558   6782   5733   1186   1900   426   15   1230   914   236   646   73   1   61   203   75   34   .331   .426   .624   1.050   *37/59HD64   STL
2   Eddie Mathews   370   1952   1961   20-29   1482   6481   5466   1032   1548   223   55   992   930   90   886   16   31   39   72   55   26   .283   .387   .547   .934   *5/H7   BSN-MLN
3   Ralph Kiner   369   1946   1955   23-32   1472   6256   5205   971   1451   216   39   1015   1011   90   749   24   9   7   126   22   18   .279   .398   .548   .946   *7/83H   PIT-CHC-CLE
4   Adam Dunn   354   2001   2010   21-30   1448   6065   4975   865   1246   266   10   880   990   107   1632   71   2   27   75   59   21   .250   .381   .521   .902   *739/HD   CIN-ARI-WSN
5   Ken Griffey Jr.   350   1989   1998   19-28   1375   5982   5226   940   1569   294   27   1018   656   153   876   40   6   54   101   143   53   .300   .379   .568   .947   *8/DH379   SEA
6   Alex Rodriguez   345   1994   2003   18-27   1275   5687   4989   1009   1535   285   22   990   559   37   995   72   16   51   110   177   46   .308   .382   .581   .963   *6/HD   SEA-TEX
7   Hank Aaron   342   1954   1963   20-29   1511   6582   5940   1077   1898   321   77   1121   541   124   609   20   19   62   156   103   37   .320   .375   .572   .947   *987/4H53   MLN
8   Mark Teixeira   338   2003   2012   23-32   1497   6558   5664   938   1580   355   18   1101   746   79   1123   96   0   52   130   21   6   .279   .369   .527   .896   *3/D957H   TEX-ATL-LAA-NYY
9   Ernie Banks   335   1953   1962   22-31   1370   5862   5280   838   1519   230   65   962   482   123   648   36   10   54   122   42   40   .288   .348   .546   .894   *63/57H   CHC
10   Frank Robinson   324   1956   1965   20-29   1502   6408   5527   1043   1673   318   50   1009   698   129   789   118   13   53   136   161   57   .303   .389   .554   .943   7938/H5   CIN
11   Ted Williams   323   1939   1951   20-32   1421   6436   5086   1273   1763   366   61   1261   1327   139   442   21   5      121   20   14   .347   .484   .633   1.117   *79/H1   BOS
12   Miguel Cabrera   321   2003   2012   20-29   1512   6474   5663   961   1802   386   13   1123   709   161   1107   42   5   55   194   33   18   .318   .395   .561   .956   3579/DH   FLA-DET
13   Albert Belle   321   1989   1998   22-31   1237   5332   4684   795   1388   316   19   1019   530   65   811   44   4   67   157   71   33   .296   .368   .577   .946   *7D/9H   CLE-CHW
14   Mickey Mantle   320   1951   1960   19-28   1399   6051   5005   1113   1537   225   60   935   1003   82   1024   10   12   23   55   112   28   .307   .422   .568   .990   *89/H6745   NYY
15   Willie Mays   319   1951   1961   20-30   1372   5960   5241   1013   1657   265   94   935   647   117   582   20   1   48   118   222   72   .316   .390   .585   .975   *8/H   NYG-SFG
16   Mike Piazza   314   1992   2001   23-32   1258   5193   4638   782   1507   228   4   975   506   112   719   18   0   31   149   17   17   .325   .391   .579   .970   *2/HD3   LAD-NYM-FLA
17   Mike Schmidt   314   1972   1981   22-31   1336   5592   4615   856   1216   227   41   878   851   91   1148   51   16   59   68   141   63   .263   .380   .535   .914   *5/H643   PHI
18   Ryan Howard   311   2004   2013   24-33   1178   5018   4340   695   1176   220   19   963   588   143   1401   46   0   44   88   12   4   .271   .361   .545   .906   *3/HD   PHI
19   Manny Ramirez   310   1993   2002   21-30   1229   5233   4435   842   1400   301   13   1036   695   86   1012   53   2   48   120   28   25   .316   .411   .599   1.010   *9D7/H   CLE-BOS
20   Jeff Bagwell   310   1991   2000   23-32   1476   6519   5349   1073   1630   351   22   1093   992   132   1022   97   3   78   146   167   64   .305   .417   .552   .970   *3/HD9   HOU
21   Giancarlo Stanton   308   2010   2019   20-29   1162   4897   4253   686   1141   239   11   785   569   79   1375   44   0   30   91   41   14   .268   .358   .547   .905   *9D/7H8   FLA-MIA-NYY
22   Vladimir Guerrero   305   1996   2005   21-30   1301   5494   4895   860   1586   294   38   936   494   170   606   66   0   39   157   151   75   .324   .391   .587   .977   *9/DH8   MON-ANA-LAA
23   Joe DiMaggio   303   1936   1948   21-33   1405   6255   5609   1146   1853   320   111   1277   594   59   282   37   14      89   30   8   .330   .398   .589   .987   *8/79H   NYY
24   Rocky Colavito   302   1955   1964   21-30   1326   5579   4793   760   1302   227   16   905   704   40   660   21   15   46   128   13   21   .272   .364   .515   .879   *97/H31   CLE-DET-KCA
25   Mike Trout   301   2011   2020   19-28   1240   5458   4495   941   1371   257   47   791   828   104   1162   83   0   51   58   201   37   .305   .418   .584   1.002   *87/D9H   LAA
Rk   Player   HR   From   To   Age   G   PA   AB   R   H   2B   3B   RBI   BB   IBB   SO   HBP   SH   SF   GDP   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   Pos   Tm
26   Andruw Jones   301   1996   2005   19-28   1451   5948   5271   855   1408   274   32   894   565   52   1129   62   6   44   131   129   52   .267   .342   .503   .845   *89/H7D   ATL
27   Frank Thomas   301   1990   1999   22-31   1371   6092   4892   968   1564   317   10   1040   1076   133   741   41   0   82   152   28   18   .320   .440   .573   1.013   *3D/H   CHW
28   Juan Gonzalez   301   1989   1998   19-28   1104   4654   4269   677   1238   246   18   947   293   56   842   44   2   46   119   18   12   .290   .339   .568   .906   798D/H   TEX
29   Mo Vaughn   299   1991   2000   23-32   1346   5756   4966   784   1479   250   10   977   652   136   1262   96   0   42   119   30   17   .298   .387   .533   .920   *3D/H   BOS-ANA
30   Johnny Mize   297   1936   1948   23-35   1403   5954   5185   960   1679   313   82   1096   714   57   423   38   19      76   26   4   .324   .409   .588   .997   *3/H9   STL-NYG
31   Barry Bonds   292   1986   1995   21-30   1425   6038   5020   999   1436   306   48   864   931   196   795   33   3   51   71   340   103   .286   .398   .541   .938   *78/H9   PIT-SFG
32   Fred McGriff   289   1986   1995   22-31   1291   5318   4512   788   1284   229   17   803   744   100   1019   22   2   38   108   48   29   .285   .386   .535   .921   *3/DH   TOR-SDP-ATL
33   Prince Fielder   288   2005   2014   21-30   1364   5790   4882   755   1389   277   10   886   751   149   1004   106   0   51   125   18   11   .285   .388   .522   .910   *3/HD   MIL-DET-TEX
34   Lance Berkman   288   1999   2008   23-32   1371   5792   4802   896   1449   328   24   961   883   116   953   60   1   46   99   72   36   .302   .413   .560   .973   7398/HD   HOU
35   Todd Helton   286   1997   2006   23-32   1424   6076   5106   1018   1700   413   29   996   864   146   686   46   3   54   121   36   25   .333   .430   .593   1.023   *3/H79   COL
36   Ryan Braun   285   2007   2016   23-32   1354   5819   5249   879   1597   317   43   937   473   48   1070   62   0   33   135   181   50   .304   .367   .544   .910   *795/HD8   MIL
37   Darryl Strawberry   285   1983   1992   21-30   1291   5314   4564   768   1196   217   34   857   674   116   1119   30   1   45   55   204   84   .262   .358   .512   .869   *9/8H7   NYM-LAD
38   Carlos Lee   281   1999   2008   23-32   1480   6208   5633   874   1635   340   12   1001   460   42   765   37   3   74   143   110   38   .290   .344   .505   .848   *7/DH3   CHW-MIL-TEX-HOU
39   Jason Giambi   281   1995   2004   24-33   1344   5784   4757   851   1413   296   8   944   871   63   916   92   2   62   115   13   10   .297   .411   .540   .951   *3D7/5H9   OAK-NYY
40   Reggie Jackson   281   1967   1976   21-30   1365   5616   4848   798   1292   247   28   824   654   91   1237   62   12   38   82   171   73   .267   .358   .503   .861   *98/HD7   KCA-OAK-BAL
41   Chipper Jones   280   1993   2003   21-31   1405   6067   5144   966   1588   305   26   943   853   94   781   10   3   57   135   116   40   .309   .404   .541   .946   *57/6H9D   ATL
42   Jay Bruce   277   2008   2017   21-30   1416   5806   5205   751   1294   272   29   838   528   66   1378   27   3   42   90   62   37   .249   .319   .472   .790   *9/H837D   CIN-NYM-CLE
43   Troy Glaus   277   1998   2007   21-30   1244   5203   4425   766   1124   240   9   778   701   35   1165   39   0   38   107   56   28   .254   .358   .500   .858   *5/D6H   ANA-ARI-TOR
44   Mark McGwire   277   1986   1995   22-31   1094   4428   3659   621   921   150   5   747   673   54   833   40   3   53   92   7   8   .252   .369   .523   .892   *3/H5D9   OAK
45   Jose Canseco   276   1985   1994   20-29   1143   4934   4315   732   1154   204   11   870   518   44   1174   50   1   50   115   149   67   .267   .349   .512   .861   *97D/H81   OAK-TEX
46   Jim Rice   276   1974   1983   21-30   1334   5820   5306   823   1620   247   62   954   407   54   963   46   5   56   181   49   31   .305   .356   .531   .888   *7D/9H8   BOS
47   Duke Snider   276   1947   1956   20-29   1286   5494   4809   903   1470   263   59   911   615   95   770   14   40   16   108   89   60   .306   .385   .557   .942   *8/H97   BRO
48   Eddie Murray   275   1977   1986   21-30   1499   6415   5624   884   1679   296   20   1015   709   117   769   15   2   65   145   55   20   .299   .375   .505   .880   *3D/H75   BAL
49   Richie Sexson   273   1997   2006   22-31   1150   4786   4214   661   1135   230   17   844   494   30   1127   47   0   31   123   12   13   .269   .350   .526   .877   *37/DH9   CLE-MIL-ARI-SEA
50   Sammy Sosa   273   1989   1998   20-29   1247   5096   4664   727   1233   182   33   800   350   56   1198   33   17   32   104   217   91   .264   .318   .493   .811   *98/H7D   TEX-CHW-CHC
Rk   Player   HR   From   To   Age   G   PA   AB   R   H   2B   3B   RBI   BB   IBB   SO   HBP   SH   SF   GDP   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS   Pos   Tm
51   Chuck Klein   272   1928   1937   23-32   1318   5785   5243   1024   1783   342   65   1041   473      427   12   54      33   67      .340   .396   .586   .982   *97/8H   PHI-CHC
52   Dick Allen   271   1963   1972   21-30   1291   5482   4735   851   1412   236   71   848   685   120   1208   11   16   34   103   96   40   .298   .386   .550   .935   *537/H684   PHI-STL-LAD-CHW
53   Alfonso Soriano   270   1999   2008   23-32   1205   5338   4934   797   1391   309   23   705   298   46   1069   62   8   36   57   248   69   .282   .329   .518   .847   *47/HD865   NYY-TEX-WSN-CHC
54   Dave Kingman   270   1971   1980   22-31   1143   4254   3839   552   933   155   20   720   333   38   1139   36   9   37   77   65   42   .243   .307   .505   .812   7359H/D1   SFG-NYM-SDP-NYY-CAL-CHC
55   Willie McCovey   268   1959   1968   21-30   1225   4597   3958   659   1100   151   36   733   551   71   774   48   5   34   77   19   18   .278   .370   .537   .907   *37H/9   SFG
56   Orlando Cepeda   268   1958   1967   20-29   1388   5684   5193   808   1606   287   22   936   355   99   779   75   2   56   136   112   56   .309   .359   .528   .886   *37/H95   SFG-STL
57   Chris Davis   267   2008   2017   22-31   1168   4701   4149   638   1020   204   5   694   472   47   1504   48   1   31   51   17   11   .246   .328   .490   .818   *3D/59H71   TEX-BAL
58   Lou Gehrig   267   1923   1932   20-29   1232   5474   4542   1075   1558   321   113   1144   806      508   21   101         63   67   .343   .444   .640   1.084   *3/H97   NYY
59   Jimmie Foxx   266   1925   1934   17-26   1109   4592   3862   857   1307   224   72   960   667      545   7   54         42   38   .338   .437   .640   1.077   *35/H2967   PHA
60   Pat Burrell   265   2000   2009   23-32   1428   5864   4947   700   1257   269   15   891   842   49   1392   28   0   47   110   7   1   .254   .363   .475   .838   *7D/H39   PHI-TBR
61   Bobby Bonds   265   1968   1977   22-31   1416   6342   5546   1009   1505   247   57   806   704   56   1384   39   7   46   76   364   113   .271   .355   .480   .835   *98/DH7   SFG-NYY-CAL
62   Carlos Delgado   262   1993   2002   21-30   1134   4762   3980   698   1118   279   10   814   649   93   990   90   0   43   73   9   6   .281   .390   .554   .943   *3D/7H2   TOR
63   Evan Longoria   261   2008   2017   22-31   1435   6151   5450   780   1471   338   19   892   569   77   1220   55   1   76   148   51   15   .270   .341   .483   .823   *5/DH6   TBR
64   Roger Maris   261   1957   1966   22-31   1238   5035   4381   737   1139   159   33   750   576   36   634   33   10   34   62   21   9   .260   .348   .490   .838   *98/H7   CLE-KCA-NYY
65   Johnny Bench   256   1967   1976   19-28   1371   5746   5060   757   1355   260   19   929   597   101   846   15   5   67   131   53   28   .268   .343   .478   .821   *2/9375H8   CIN
66   Ron Santo   253   1960   1969   20-29   1536   6531   5658   816   1592   247   54   937   768   66   896   27   9   69   163   27   33   .281   .366   .478   .844   *5/6H   CHC
67   Bob Johnson   252   1933   1942   27-36   1459   6326   5428   997   1617   307   72   1040   853   7   678   16   26      64   78   49   .298   .395   .520   .915   *78/349H5   PHA
68   Mark Reynolds   251   2007   2016   23-32   1376   5253   4571   673   1070   216   13   714   592   25   1631   51   3   36   94   60   30   .234   .326   .452   .778   *53/HD947   ARI-BAL-NYY-CLE-MIL-STL-COL
69   Matt Holliday   251   2004   2013   24-33   1434   6119   5398   949   1681   375   30   966   596   47   1010   90   1   34   168   101   35   .311   .387   .531   .918   *7/HD   COL-STL-OAK
70   Cecil Fielder   250   1985   1995   21-31   1095   4350   3789   570   973   148   6   762   502   60   979   27   0   32   119   0   5   .257   .345   .497   .842   *3D/H547   TOR-DET
71   Hank Greenberg   249   1930   1941   19-30   1049   4672   3998   839   1299   317   62   1013   626   4   643   12   34      24   50   24   .325   .418   .622   1.040   *37/H   DET
72   Paul Goldschmidt   248   2011   2020   23-32   1291   5542   4692   830   1375   299   20   822   763   105   1247   35   0   41   113   128   33   .293   .393   .524   .917   *3/HD   ARI-STL
73   Tim Salmon   247   1992   2001   23-32   1250   5400   4526   779   1288   252   17   806   779   38   1080   45   0   50   70   38   36   .285   .391   .511   .903   *9D/H8   CAL-ANA
74   Greg Vaughn   247   1989   1998   23-32   1224   4977   4319   720   1062   199   18   764   580   40   1023   26   11   41   67   84   49   .246   .336   .472   .808   *7D/H89   MIL-SDP
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Winners of multiple major year-end awards
Players and skippers who have won 2 or more of the big 4
Don Mattingly wins NL MOY
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Don Mattingly wins NL MOY
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In 1985, Yankees first baseman Don Mattingly won the American League MVP Award after a season in which he led the AL with 145 RBIs. Thirty-five years later, he has become an award winner yet again. On Tuesday, Mattingly was named the 2020 National League Manager of the Year for his efforts in guiding the Marlins to their first postseason appearance since 2003. He's now the latest in a long line of MLB stars to earn multiple major year-end honors.

Below is a look at the players and managers who have taken home two or more of baseball's top yearly prizes -- Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and Manager of the Year.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, CY YOUNG AND MVP

Justin Verlander
2006 AL ROY, 2011 AL CY, 2011 AL MVP, 2019 AL CY
After his 2006 Rookie of the Year campaign and 2011 Cy Young and MVP season, the consistent, durable Verlander finished as the Cy Young runner-up three times before capturing the award a second time as a 36-year-old in 2019.

Don Newcombe
1949 NL ROY, 1956 NL CY, 1956 NL MVP
One of the pioneers of integrated baseball, Newcombe won Rookie of the Year for Branch Rickey's Dodgers and recorded his best season in 1956, three years after he returned from service in the Korean War.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND CY YOUNG

Jacob deGrom
2014 NL ROY, 2018 NL CY, 2019 NL CY
deGrom showed glimpses of greatness as part of an elite Mets rotation when he burst onto the scene as 2014 Rookie of the Year. Four years later, he put together one of the greatest pitching seasons of his era, while also prompting voters to look beyond traditional stats.

Dwight Gooden
1984 NL ROY, 1985 NL CY
As a 19-year-old, Gooden took the Majors by storm in '84, shattering Herb Score's Modern Era rookie strikeout record, with 276. The following year, Dr. K compiled a 1.53 ERA that hasn't been bested by any pitcher who has qualified for the ERA title.

Fernando Valenzuela
1981 NL ROY, 1981 CY
Valenzuela is the only player on this list to win the Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year in the same season, leading the Majors with eight shutouts as "Fernandomania" became a cultural phenomenon.

Rick Sutcliffe
1979 NL ROY, 1984 NL CY
After the Indians traded Sutcliffe to the Cubs in 1984 with a 4-5 start and 5.15 ERA, the big righty stunned baseball, losing only one more game and unanimously winning the NL Cy Young Award.

Tom Seaver
1967 NL ROY; 1969, 1973, 1975 NL CY
The first of Seaver's three Cy Young Awards came in 1969, when he led MLB with 25 wins while pitching the "Miracle Mets" to their first World Series championship and finished as the NL MVP runner-up to Willie McCovey.

CY YOUNG AND MVP

Clayton Kershaw
2011, 2013, 2014 NL CY; 2014 NL MVP
The greatest pitcher of his generation, the southpaw's consistent dominance became such a given that his 2.73 ERA in 2018 -- a career year for most pitchers -- was cause for concern in the baseball community.

Dennis Eckersley
1992 AL CY, 1992 AL MVP
Would a closer win an MVP Award in today's game? Almost certainly not. But don't let that take away from Eck's at-times incomprehensible numbers. From 1989-90, the sidearm slinger saved 81 games and walked a combined seven batters.

Roger Clemens
1986, 1987, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001 AL CY; 2004 NL CY; 1986 AL MVP
A two-time Triple Crown winner and seven-time ERA champion, the Rocket was already the record holder with six Cy Young Awards when he won another in the NL for good measure -- at age 42.

Willie Hernandez
1984 AL CY, 1984 AL MVP
Hernandez became one of four relievers in history to win MVP during his first season with the Tigers, when he commanded 16 first-place votes to top an unspectacular field of position players led by Kent Hrbek.

Rollie Fingers
1981 AL CY, 1981 AL MVP
Fingers' 47 appearances and 78 innings pitched during his MVP season were actually the lowest of his lengthy career to that point, but so was his 1.04 ERA.

Vida Blue
1971 AL CY, 1971 AL MVP
At 21, the lefty became the youngest AL MVP of the 20th century during his 1971 campaign, when he started the year 16-2 with 16 complete games, including six shutouts.

Bob Gibson
1968 NL CY, 1968 NL MVP
Gibson's outrageous 1.12 ERA during the "Year of the Pitcher" is often cited as one of the reasons why MLB lowered the mound and reduced the size of the strike zone for the 1969 season. He was, quite literally, a game-changer.

Denny McLain
1968, 1969 AL CY; 1968 AL MVP
Even the most ardent opponents of the wins stat have to give a hat tip to McLain, who became one of only 11 pitchers in the 20th century to reach the 30-wins plateau, recording a 1.96 ERA in 336 innings in 1968.

Sandy Koufax
1963, 1965, 1966 CY; 1963 NL MVP
One of the greatest travesties in baseball history is that we'll never know how Koufax's career would have turned out had it not been cut short after a 1.86 ERA, three Cy Youngs, three top-two MVP finishes and a 382-strikeout season in his final four years.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND MVP

Cody Bellinger
2017 NL ROY, 2019 NL MVP
Bellinger burst onto the scene by breaking the NL single-season rookie home run record in 2017, and displayed even more of his all-around game with a terrific follow-up two years later. The Dodgers star knocked 47 homers, stole 15 bases and played Gold Glove defense in center field to capture the NL MVP Award in ’19.

Kris Bryant
2015 NL ROY, 2016 NL MVP
The former No. 2 overall Draft pick broke out in his first Major League season in 2015, breaking Billy Williams' Cubs rookie home run record. Bryant took his game to another level in his sophomore campaign, becoming the first player to win the Golden Spikes Award (top college player), Minor League Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and MVP in four consecutive years.

Bryce Harper
2012 NL ROY, 2015 NL MVP
Harper reached the big leagues as a teenager in 2012, then at 20, he became the second-youngest player to win Rookie of the Year honors. He followed up that feat by winning MVP just shy of his 23rd birthday.

Mike Trout
2012 AL ROY; 2014, 2016, 2019 AL MVP
Trout was named 2012 AL Rookie of the Year in his first full season and never looked back, becoming the first player in MLB history to finish in the top two in MVP voting in each of his first five full seasons in the Majors and winning the award in 2014, '16 and ‘19.

Buster Posey
2010 NL ROY, 2012 NL MVP
In his first year in the big leagues, Posey hit .305/.357/.505 and won a World Series with the Giants. Posey was named NL MVP two years later in another championship season for San Francisco.

Ryan Braun
2007 NL ROY, 2011 NL MVP
Braun clubbed 34 home runs and led the NL in slugging percentage in his first season in the big leagues. Four years later, he joined the 30-30 club and helped the Brewers win their first NL Central title in almost three decades with an MVP season.

Dustin Pedroia
2007 AL ROY, 2008 AL MVP
Pedroia won the AL Rookie of the Year Award and a World Series in 2007, then the diminutive second baseman was named AL MVP the following year after leading the league in hits, runs and doubles.

Ryan Howard
2005 NL ROY, 2006 NL MVP
Jim Thome's season-ending elbow injury in 2005 opened the door for Howard to assume everyday first-base duties with the Phillies, and he rewarded them with a Rookie of the Year season. He then led the Majors in home runs the next year, winning the NL MVP Award.

Albert Pujols
2001 NL ROY; 2005, 2008, 2009 NL MVP
The three-time MVP began his career by being unanimously voted 2001 NL Rookie of the Year with the Cardinals. He hit .329/.403/.610 with 37 home runs, 47 doubles and 130 RBIs as a 21-year-old third baseman.

Ichiro Suzuki
2001 AL ROY, 2001 AL MVP
After nine seasons in Japan, Ichiro signed with the Mariners at 27 years old and had an impact with 242 hits (the first of 10 consecutive 200-hit seasons), 56 stolen bases and a .350 batting average en route to AL Rookie of the Year and MVP honors.

Jeff Bagwell
1991 NL ROY, 1994 NL MVP
The longtime Astro jumped from Double-A to the Majors in 1991 and became the first player in franchise history to win the Rookie of the Year Award. He was later unanimously voted NL MVP during the strike-shortened 1994 season.

Jose Canseco
1986 AL ROY, 1988 AL MVP
Canseco enjoyed a fast start to his 17-year career, winning Rookie of the Year in 1986, then he was named MVP after leading the Majors in home runs (42), RBIs (124) and slugging (.569) in '88.

Cal Ripken Jr.
1982 AL ROY; 1983, 1991 AL MVP
One of baseball's most productive shortstops won AL Rookie of the Year and MVP in back-to-back years. It was the first of his two MVP Awards (also 1991).

Andre Dawson
1977 NL ROY, 1987 NL MVP
Dawson began his career with the Montreal Expos with a Rookie of the Year campaign. Ten years later, he signed with the Cubs and opened his Chicago tenure with 49 home runs, 137 RBIs and an NL MVP Award.

Fred Lynn
1975 AL ROY, 1975 AL MVP
Lynn made the first of nine consecutive All-Star appearances and enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career as a rookie in 1975. He hit .331/.401/.566 with 47 doubles, 21 homers and 105 RBIs.

Thurman Munson
1970 AL ROY, 1976 AL MVP
Munson's career was tragically cut short by a fatal plane crash in 1979, but the Yankees catcher was well-decorated throughout his 11 years in the big leagues, which featured seven All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves, a Rookie of the Year Award and MVP honors.

Johnny Bench
1968 NL ROY; 1970, 1972 NL MVP
The Hall of Famer spent his entire 17-year career in Cincinnati and played on the "Big Red Machine" teams that dominated the NL in the 1970s. A 14-time All-Star, Bench clubbed 40 or more homers in both of his MVP campaigns.

Rod Carew
1967 AL ROY, 1977 AL MVP
Carew's Hall of Fame career began with the first of his 18 straight All-Star appearances and an impressive rookie showing. It wasn't until his 11th year in the Majors that he earned MVP status, leading the league in runs (128), hits (239), triples (16), batting average (.388), on-base percentage (.449) and OPS (1.1019).

Dick Allen
1964 NL ROY, 1972 AL MVP
Allen hit .318, hit 29 home runs and led the Majors with 125 runs scored as a rookie in 1964. He enjoyed arguably the most successful stretch of his career during a three-year All-Star run with the White Sox that began with an MVP season.

Pete Rose
1963 NL ROY, 1973 NL MVP
MLB's all-time hits leader batted .273 as a rookie in 1963. He received MVP consideration for much of his career, winning the award in '73 when he totaled a career-best 230 hits and batted .338.

Willie McCovey
1959 NL ROY, 1969 NL MVP
McCovey played in just 52 games as a rookie in 1959, but still won NL Rookie of the Year honors. He slugged 13 homers, hit .354/.429/.656 and had a 22-game hitting streak. Ten years later, McCovey hit an NL-leading 45 home runs and 126 RBIs in his 1969 NL MVP campaign.

Orlando Cepeda
1958 NL ROY, 1967 NL MVP
Cepeda's 1967 MVP season helped the Cardinals win a World Series. Nearly a decade prior, the Hall of Famer began his career by hitting .312 with 38 doubles and 25 homers in his first season with the Giants.

Willie Mays
1951 NL ROY; 1954, 1965 NL MVP
Mays reached the big leagues in 1951 and turned in a Rookie of the Year campaign. His career was interrupted the following season when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, but when he returned, he was better than ever. He hit a career-best .345 with 41 home runs and won the first of his two NL MVP Awards.

Jackie Robinson
1947 MLB ROY, 1949 NL MVP
Robinson's rookie season was momentous not only for its societal impact as he broke MLB's color barrier, but he also excelled on the field, winning MLB's inaugural Rookie of the Year Award. He also became the first African-American player to win an MVP Award.

MANAGER OF THE YEAR, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND MVP

Frank Robinson
1989 AL MOY, 1956 NL ROY, 1961 NL MVP, 1966 AL MVP
The Reds and Orioles legend became the first African-American manager in Major League history when he was named the player-manager of the Indians in 1975, and he made another splash in Baltimore when he led the Orioles to a 33-win jump from 1988 to '89.

MANAGER OF THE YEAR AND MVP

Don Mattingly
2020 NL MOY, 1985 AL MVP
Mattingly is no stranger to awards, taking home three Silver Sluggers and nine Gold Gloves in addition to his MVP trophy. The sweet-swinging first baseman got into coaching after his 14-year playing career and managed the Dodgers from 2011-15 before moving to Miami. In his fifth season with the Marlins, he led the club through a COVID-19 outbreak and snapped a 16-season playoff drought, upsetting the Cubs in the three-game Wild Card Series.

Kirk Gibson
2011 NL MOY, 1988 NL MVP
The Dodgers' postseason hero and 1988 NL MVP led the D-backs to a surprising NL West title in 2011, a season after taking over managerial duties from AJ Hinch in a midseason change.

Joe Torre
1996, 1998 AL MOY; 1971 NL MVP
Before his legendary managerial career -- which included two Manager of the Year nods -- Torre won a batting title (.363) and led the NL with 137 RBIs during a 1971 MVP campaign.

Don Baylor
1995 NL MOY, 1979 AL MVP
The best season of Baylor's career came in 1979, when he made his lone All-Star appearance and paced the AL in runs (120) and RBIs (139) as the league MVP. He followed up his 19 years in the big leagues with nine years as manager of the Rockies and Cubs.

MANAGER OF THE YEAR AND ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Lou Piniella
2008 NL MOY, 1969 AL ROY
Lou Piniella batted leadoff in the first game in Kansas City Royals history in 1969 and finished that season as AL Rookie of the Year. After a successful playing career, Piniella had an even more successful managerial career with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, Rays and Cubs.

Ozzie Guillen
2005 AL MOY, 1985 AL ROY
Twenty years after winning the 1985 AL Rookie of the Year Award with the White Sox, Guillen guided the franchise to World Series championship as skipper. Chicago went 99-63 and won its first title in 88 years as Guillen earned AL Manager of the Year honors.
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It’s Jim Brown’s 85th birthday today: 32 interesting facts from the running back’s legendary career
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Today is Jim Brown’s 85th birthday. Recognized as possibly the greatest football player ever, Brown is one of 17 Browns who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He played nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Browns. He still is the franchise’s leader in rushing yards (12,312) and rushing touchdowns (106).

After football, Brown went into acting with more than 50 film and TV action credits.


But there is a lot about Brown that fans might not know. In honor of Brown’s No. 32 jersey, here are 32 interesting facts about Brown both on and off the football field.

1. Brown rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of his nine seasons. In the two years that he didn’t, he had 942 yards and 996 yards, respectively.

2. He led the NFL in each major rushing category (carries, yards, touchdown) four times. He also had the league’s longest run in two of those seasons.

3. Brown’s nine Pro Bowls tie him for 40th all time. Others in that group include fellow Hall of Famers Walter Payton, Ed Reed, Derrick Thomas and Charles Woodson.

4. He was named an All-Pro eight times. Only four other players had more with Jerry Rice and Jim Otto earning 10, and Ron Mix and Anthony Munoz being selected nine times.

5. Brown won MVP three times in his career. Peyton Manning (five) was the only player to ever win it more times.



6. Brown’s best game as a running back was his ninth in the NFL. He rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-31 win vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Nearly four years later against the Eagles, he again had 237 yards and four TDs, as well as a pass attempt, in a 45-24 win.

7. Only once did Brown have a game in which he rushed for fewer than a yard per carry. It happened on Oct. 14, 1962. He gained just 11 yards on 14 carries in a 36-14 loss to the Colts.

8. Brown never had a 1,000-yard season at Syracuse. His best season was his final year of college in 1956. That year, he ran for 986 yards and 13 TDs.

9. Brown’s final MVP win came in his final season in 1965, when he rushed for 1,544 yards and 17 TDs.

10. He was a capable receiver as well with 262 career catches for 262 yards and 20 TDs. He also had an 83-yard touchdown.

11. “The Dirty Dozen” was not Brown’s first entry into film. He was in the 1964 movie “Rio Conchos.” Actor Anthony Franciosa was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his performance in the movie.


12. In the movie “Any Given Sunday,” Brown acted alongside another Hall of Famer in Lawrence Taylor. The movie also featured a third Hall of Famer, with Terrell Owens making a brief appearance.

13. Brown also made guest starred in several television shows including “The A-Team,” “Knight Rider” and “CHiPs.”


14. Brown’s first chance to be a lead in a movie came in the 1968 action film “The Split.” He was reunited with “The Dirty Dozen” cast members Ernest Borgnine and Donald Sutherland. Gene Hackman also co-starred in the film.


15. In addition to his football accolades, Brown was also known for being a great lacrosse player at Syracuse. He lettered in lacrosse as well as football and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1983.

16. At ESPN’s CFB150 celebration, which marked the 150th anniversary of the first season of college football, ESPN named Brown the greatest college football player of all time.

17. Brown threw 12 passes in his NFL career. He completed four, three of which went for touchdowns.

18. He was also a very good basketball player. He scored 38.2 points per game at Manhasset High School on Long Island in 1952-53.

19. Brown played two seasons of basketball for Syracuse, averaging 13.1 points and shooting 60.2% from the floor in his career.


20. With the Browns, he won one championship. That came in 1964 when the Browns beat the Colts, 27-0, for the NFL Championship. Brown didn’t score a touchdown, but he had a game-high 114 yards on 27 carries and added three receptions for 37 yards.

21. Despite scoring 106 touchdowns in the regular season, Brown only had one in the postseason. That came in the 1957 NFL Championship, which the Browns lost to the Lions, 59-14.



22. Brown was the first player to get a statue outside FirstEnergy Stadium.

23. He was part of one of possibly the best drafts in NFL history. Four players in the top eight of that draft were Hall of Famers. The other three were Paul Hornung, Len Dawson and Jim Parker.

24. Brown had far and away the most rushing yards of any player in the draft class at 12,312. The next best was Jon Arnett, who had 3,833. Arnett was the No. 2 pick in that draft.

25. The Browns also got two other Hall of Famers in that draft in defensive tackle Henry Jordan, a fifth-round pick, and guard Gene Hickerson, a seventh-round pick.

26. Brown is one of three Syracuse running backs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The other two are Larry Csonka and Floyd Little.



27. He still holds a Syracuse record from when he scored six touchdowns in a game vs. Colgate in 1956. Brown is second in school history in yards per carry (5.8) before Ernie Davis broke the record, with 6.6 ypc from 1959-61.

28. Brown remains the only running back in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards per game in his career (104.3). Barry Sanders is second at 99.8. He had 100 yards or more in 58 of 118 career regular-season games.

29. Brown shares the same birthday as Michael Jordan. Other celebrities born on Feb. 17 were actor and Cleveland native Hal Holbrook, former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan and signer Ed Sheeran.

30. Brown and Earl Campbell are the only two players to win Rookie of the Year and NFL MVP in the same season.

31. Jim Brown’s son-in-law, Chris Ward, was the No. 4 pick of the 1978 NFL Draft to the Jets. Ward, who played his college football at Ohio State, started 95 NFL games in his seven-year career.

32. Brown was never nominated for an Oscar. But he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 1970 for “El Condor.” And in 1997 he was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight in the movie “Mars Attacks.”

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It’s Jim Brown’s 85th birthday today: 32 interesting facts from the running back’s legendary career
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Today is Jim Brown’s 85th birthday. Recognized as possibly the greatest football player ever, Brown is one of 17 Browns who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He played nine seasons in the NFL, all with the Browns. He still is the franchise’s leader in rushing yards (12,312) and rushing touchdowns (106).

After football, Brown went into acting with more than 50 film and TV action credits.


But there is a lot about Brown that fans might not know. In honor of Brown’s No. 32 jersey, here are 32 interesting facts about Brown both on and off the football field.

1. Brown rushed for 1,000 yards in seven of his nine seasons. In the two years that he didn’t, he had 942 yards and 996 yards, respectively.

2. He led the NFL in each major rushing category (carries, yards, touchdown) four times. He also had the league’s longest run in two of those seasons.

3. Brown’s nine Pro Bowls tie him for 40th all time. Others in that group include fellow Hall of Famers Walter Payton, Ed Reed, Derrick Thomas and Charles Woodson.

4. He was named an All-Pro eight times. Only four other players had more with Jerry Rice and Jim Otto earning 10, and Ron Mix and Anthony Munoz being selected nine times.

5. Brown won MVP three times in his career. Peyton Manning (five) was the only player to ever win it more times.



6. Brown’s best game as a running back was his ninth in the NFL. He rushed for 237 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-31 win vs. the Los Angeles Rams. Nearly four years later against the Eagles, he again had 237 yards and four TDs, as well as a pass attempt, in a 45-24 win.

7. Only once did Brown have a game in which he rushed for fewer than a yard per carry. It happened on Oct. 14, 1962. He gained just 11 yards on 14 carries in a 36-14 loss to the Colts.

8. Brown never had a 1,000-yard season at Syracuse. His best season was his final year of college in 1956. That year, he ran for 986 yards and 13 TDs.

9. Brown’s final MVP win came in his final season in 1965, when he rushed for 1,544 yards and 17 TDs.

10. He was a capable receiver as well with 262 career catches for 262 yards and 20 TDs. He also had an 83-yard touchdown.

11. “The Dirty Dozen” was not Brown’s first entry into film. He was in the 1964 movie “Rio Conchos.” Actor Anthony Franciosa was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his performance in the movie.


12. In the movie “Any Given Sunday,” Brown acted alongside another Hall of Famer in Lawrence Taylor. The movie also featured a third Hall of Famer, with Terrell Owens making a brief appearance.

13. Brown also made guest starred in several television shows including “The A-Team,” “Knight Rider” and “CHiPs.”


14. Brown’s first chance to be a lead in a movie came in the 1968 action film “The Split.” He was reunited with “The Dirty Dozen” cast members Ernest Borgnine and Donald Sutherland. Gene Hackman also co-starred in the film.


15. In addition to his football accolades, Brown was also known for being a great lacrosse player at Syracuse. He lettered in lacrosse as well as football and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1983.

16. At ESPN’s CFB150 celebration, which marked the 150th anniversary of the first season of college football, ESPN named Brown the greatest college football player of all time.

17. Brown threw 12 passes in his NFL career. He completed four, three of which went for touchdowns.

18. He was also a very good basketball player. He scored 38.2 points per game at Manhasset High School on Long Island in 1952-53.

19. Brown played two seasons of basketball for Syracuse, averaging 13.1 points and shooting 60.2% from the floor in his career.


20. With the Browns, he won one championship. That came in 1964 when the Browns beat the Colts, 27-0, for the NFL Championship. Brown didn’t score a touchdown, but he had a game-high 114 yards on 27 carries and added three receptions for 37 yards.

21. Despite scoring 106 touchdowns in the regular season, Brown only had one in the postseason. That came in the 1957 NFL Championship, which the Browns lost to the Lions, 59-14.



22. Brown was the first player to get a statue outside FirstEnergy Stadium.

23. He was part of one of possibly the best drafts in NFL history. Four players in the top eight of that draft were Hall of Famers. The other three were Paul Hornung, Len Dawson and Jim Parker.

24. Brown had far and away the most rushing yards of any player in the draft class at 12,312. The next best was Jon Arnett, who had 3,833. Arnett was the No. 2 pick in that draft.

25. The Browns also got two other Hall of Famers in that draft in defensive tackle Henry Jordan, a fifth-round pick, and guard Gene Hickerson, a seventh-round pick.

26. Brown is one of three Syracuse running backs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The other two are Larry Csonka and Floyd Little.



27. He still holds a Syracuse record from when he scored six touchdowns in a game vs. Colgate in 1956. Brown is second in school history in yards per carry (5.8) before Ernie Davis broke the record, with 6.6 ypc from 1959-61.

28. Brown remains the only running back in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards per game in his career (104.3). Barry Sanders is second at 99.8. He had 100 yards or more in 58 of 118 career regular-season games.

29. Brown shares the same birthday as Michael Jordan. Other celebrities born on Feb. 17 were actor and Cleveland native Hal Holbrook, former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan and signer Ed Sheeran.

30. Brown and Earl Campbell are the only two players to win Rookie of the Year and NFL MVP in the same season.

31. Jim Brown’s son-in-law, Chris Ward, was the No. 4 pick of the 1978 NFL Draft to the Jets. Ward, who played his college football at Ohio State, started 95 NFL games in his seven-year career.

32. Brown was never nominated for an Oscar. But he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 1970 for “El Condor.” And in 1997 he was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight in the movie “Mars Attacks.”

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« Reply #187 on: February 28, 2021, 06:55:24 AM »
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  yeah that and throw them off balconies.
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« Reply #189 on: June 26, 2021, 07:10:49 AM »
phillies aren't doing too good this year but they did participate in 2 record performances. last night aaron nola tied tom seaver's record and struck out 10 straight batters. and a few games ago they were in a game where both teams hit a grand slam and a 3 run homer, first time for this in mlb history. of course they lost both games.
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« Reply #190 on: July 22, 2021, 06:14:50 AM »
If Rhys Hoskins scores one more run in his next four games, he’ll be the first Phillies player to get to 300 runs, 300 walks and 300 RBI in his first 500 career games.
The only players in MLB history to do it:
Aaron Judge
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Babe Ruth   wow didn't see that coming
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« Reply #191 on: November 22, 2021, 12:16:21 PM »
 :o :o :o :o
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:o :o :o :o

He got his fair share of tail too, from what I've read. 
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« Reply #193 on: November 24, 2021, 11:37:13 PM »
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You say it as though it's a negative.