Ken Caminiti – 1996 National League MVP

Ken Caminiti was a three time Gold Glove Third Baseman with a career fielding percentage of .946 at the hot corner. Ten of his 15 years in major league baseball were played with the Houston Astros where he recorded a 5.3 career Defensive WAR, 6th all time among Astros position players. His 546 RBI’s as an Astro place him 9th all time in team history, his 204 doubles puts him at 10th, and his 659 strikeouts is 8th most in Astro history.

Caminiti’s three consecutive Gold Gloves are tarnished by the use of performance enhancing drugs. Caminiti is ranked among the top 25 steroid users in MLB history. To his credit, he was also the first MLB player to admit to using PEDs in a Sports Illustrated article with Tom Verducci. Sadly, drug and alcohol abuse contributed to a 2004 fatal heart attack at just 41 years of age.

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Mark McGwire, 1987 Amercian League Rookie of the Year

Voting Results:

  1. Mark McGwire – A’s
  2. Kevin Sietzer – Royals
  3. Matt Nokes – Tigers
  4. Mike Greeenwell – Red Sox
  5. Devon White – Angels
  6. Mike Henneman – Tigers
  7. Nelson Liriano – Blue Jays

Rookie of the Year Winners page

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Mark McGwire – Athletics Career Leader in Home Runs

Mark McGwire was the second of three straight American League Rookie of the Year winners fielded by the Oakland Athletics from 1986-1988. In winning the 1987 ROY Award, McGwire slugged .6176 to lead the majors,  hit 49 home runs to lead the American League matching Andre Dawson in the National League, was selected to his first of 12 All-Star Games, and finished 6th in AL Most Valuable Player voting.

Injuries plagued McGwire during his prime years, but he experienced a resurgence in his mid-30’s with the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1998 he became the first ball player to hit 70 home runs in a single season, batted in 147 runs, slugged .752, and had an OPS of 1.222. Unfortunately, this power surge is widely viewed as the beginning of the steroid era of major league baseball and McGwire’s numbers are generally dismissed.

McGwire ranks in the Top 10 Batters in Athletics team history in the following career categories:

  • Home Runs – 363 (1st all time)
  • Slugging – .551 (3rd all time)
  • On Base plus Slugging – .931 (4th all time)
  • RBIs – 941 (4th all time)
  • Total Bases – 2,451 (7th all time)

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Dave Justice: Post-season appearances in 10 years of 14-year career

 

Dave Justice, the 1990 National League Rookie of the Year, played for four different teams during his 14-year career, the Braves, Indians, Yankees, and A’s,  and helped all but the A’s make it to the World Series at least once.  Justice played in 6 World Series, but his 36 games does not even get him into the 10 Ten All Time. However, in the League Championship Era of Major League baseball – 1968 to the present – Justice appears in the top 5 of several batting categories. He played in 8 league championship series, four times each on American and National League teams. His 46 career LCS games rank him third behind Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez. His 166 career LCS at bats rank him behind Jeter, Ramirez, and Kenny Lofton. His 27 LCS career RBI ties him with Albert Pujols for fourth behind Bernie Williams, Ramirez, and David Ortiz.

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David Justice, 1990 National League Rookie of the Year

Voting Results:

  1. David Justice – Atlanta Braves
  2. Delino DeShields – Montreal Expos
  3. Hal Morris – Cincinnati Reds
  4. John Burkett – San Francisco Giants
  5. Mike Harkey – Chicago Cubs
  6. Todd Zeille – St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Marquis Grissom – Montreal Expos
  8. Larry Walker – Montreal Expos

Rookie of the Year Winners page

 

Philadelphia Phillies Topps Cards by Years

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