Paul Molitor, Milwaukee Brewers, Hall of Fame

Paul Molitor began his major league career in 1978 at 21 years of age and finished second in the voting for American League Rookie of the Year to Lou Whitaker of the Detroit Tigers. He finished his playing career 21 years later with 3,319 hits, putting him #10 on the list of all time hits leaders in MLB. Currently, there are only 3 active players anywhere close to Molitor in career hits: Ichiro Suzuki with 3,080, Adrian Beltre with 3,048, and Albert Pujols with 2,968. By the way, Whitaker played for 19 seasons and had 2,369 hits.

Interestingly enough, for all of those hits, Paul Molitor never won a batting title and was awarded a Silver Slugger only 4 times in his career. Yet he collected more than 200 hits for a season on 4 occasions, leading the majors in 1991 and 1993, and had his highest hits total of 225 in 1996 at 39 years of age. Derek Jeter is the only other player to collect more career hits than Molitor and also never win a batting title.

Possibly the biggest highlight of Molitor’s career came in the 1993 World Series with the Toronto Blue Jays in which he batted .500 (12 for 24) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, and 3 walks for an OBP of of .571 and OPS of 1.571 earning him the MVP award for the Series.

According to Baseball Reference, Molitor finished his career with a WAR rating of 75.4. He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

Here is a list of the Paul Molitor cards that I currently have in inventory. Send an email message to about any cards you wish to purchase or talk trade. I personally collect Bob Gibson, Roberto Clemente, Tom Seaver, St. Louis Cardinals – especially from the 60’s, 1969 and 1986 New York Mets, and 1985 Kansas City Royals.

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