The 50 Greatest Baseball Players to Only Play for One Franchise

Brandon McClintockCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2011

The 50 Greatest Baseball Players to Only Play for One Franchise

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    In the 100-plus year history of Major League Baseball, only a handful of players have managed to play their entire careers for the same franchise.

    As you would expect, free agency and trades are to blame for this rarest of feats in professional baseball these days.

    Of all the players to ever don a major league uniform, there were only 62 (retired) players according to the Elias Sports Bureau that completed their careers while never leaving the team with which they began their career.

    Thirty-five of those players are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Currently there are six players of note that have a significant chance of joining this group of players.

    Here are the 50 greatest players to play for only one franchise, including a few of the current hopefuls.

     

    If I overlooked a player that you feel deserves to be on this list, please let me know in the comment section.

Al Kaline: Detroit Tigers 1953-1974

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     .297/.376/.480, 3007 hits, 399 HR, 1583 RBI

    • 15-time All-Star
    • 10-time Gold Glove winner
    • Led the league in hits in 1955 (200)
    • Led the league in doubles in 1961 (41)
    • Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980

Alan Trammell: Detroit Tigers 1977-1996

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    .285/.352/.415, 2365 hits, 185 HR, 1003 RBI

    • Six-time All-Star
    • Four-time Gold Glove winner
    • Three-time Silver Slugger winner
    • World Series Champion in 1984

Barry Larkin: Cincinnati Reds 1986-2004

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    .295/.371/.444, 2340 hits, 198 HR, 960 RBI

    • MVP in 1995
    • 12-time All-Star
    • Three-time Gold Glove winner
    • Nine-time Silver Slugger winner
    • World Series Champion in 1990

Bernie Williams: New York Yankees 1991-2006

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    .297/.381/.477, 2336 hits, 287 HR, 1257 RBI

    • Won batting title in 1998 (.339)
    • Five-time All-Star
    • Four-time Gold Glove winner
    • Silver Slugger winner in 2002
    • Four-time World Series Champion in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000

Bid McPhee: Cincinnati Redstockings 1882-1899

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    .272/.355/.373, 2258 hits, 53 HR, 1072 RBI

    • Led the league in games-played in 1884 (112)
    • Led the league in home runs in 1886 (8)
    • Led the league in triples in 1887 (19)
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000

Bill Dickey: New York Yankees 1928-1946

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    .313/.382/.486, 1969 hits, 202 HR, 1209 RBI

    • 11-time All-Star
    • Seven-time World Series Champion in 1932, 1936-1939, 1941-1943
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954

Bill Freehan: Detroit Tigers 1961-1976

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    .262/.340/.412, 1591 Hits, 200 HR, 758 RBI

    • 11-time All-Star
    • Five-time Gold Glove award winner
    • World Series Champion in 1968

Bill Mazeroski: Pittsburgh Pirates 1956-1972

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    .260/.299/.367, 2016 hits, 138 HR, 853 RBI

    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Eight-time Gold Glove Winner
    • Two-time World Series Champion 1960 and 1971
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001

Bill Russell: Los Angeles Dodgers 1969-1986

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    .263/.310/.338, 1926 hits, 46 HR, 627 RBI

    • Led the league in games-played in 1973 (162)
    • Led the league in intentional base on balls in 1974 (25)
    • Three-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1981

Bob Feller: Cleveland Indians 1936-1956

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    266-162, 3.25 ERA, 2581 strikeouts, 6.9 K/9

    • 44 Career Shutouts
    • Led the league in wins six times
    • Led the league in ERA in 1940 (2.61)
    • Led the league in shutouts four times 
    • Led the league in innings pitched five times
    • Led the league in strikeouts seven times
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1948
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962

Bob Gibson: St. Louis Cardinals 1959-1975

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    251-174, 2.91 ERA, 3117 strikeouts, 7.2 K/9, 56 shutouts

    • Led the league in wins in 1970 (23)
    • Led the league in ERA in 1968 (1.12)
    • Led the league in shutouts three times
    • Two-time Cy Young Award Winner
    • MVP in 1968 (also won the Cy Young Award that year)
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • Nine-time Gold Glove winner
    • Two-time World Series champion 1964, 1967
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981

Bob Lemon: Cleveland Indians 1946-1958

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    207-128, 3.23 ERA, 1277 strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins three times
    • Led the league in complete games five times
    • Led the league in shutouts in 1948
    • Led the league in strikeouts in 1950
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1948
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976

Brooks Robinson: Baltimore Orioles 1955-1977

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    .267/.322/.401, 2848 hits, 268 HR, 1357 RBI

    • Led the league in games played five times
    • Led the league in RBI in 1964 (118)
    • MVP in 1964
    • 15-time All-Star
    • 16-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • Two-time World Series Champion
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983

Cal Ripken Jr: Baltimore Orioles 1981-2001

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    .276/.340/.447, 3184 hits, 431 HR, 1695 RBI

    • Set the record for consecutive games played at 2,632
    • Won the Rookie of the Year award in 1982
    • Two-time MVP in 1983 and 1991
    • Led the league in runs (121), hits (211) and doubles (47) in 1983
    • 19-time All-Star
    • Eight-time Silver Slugger award winner
    • Two-time Gold Glove winner
    • World Series Champion in 1983
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007

Carl Hubbell: New York Giants 1928-1943

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    253-154, 2.98 ERA, 1677 strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins three times
    • Led the league in ERA three times
    • Led the league in complete games (25) and saves (8) in 1934
    • Led the league in shutouts (10) in 1933
    • Led the league in strikeouts (159) in 1937
    • Two-time MVP award winner in 1933 and 1936
    • Nine-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1933
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947

Carl Yastrzemski: Boston Red Sox 1961-1983

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    .285/.379/.462, 3419 hits, 452 HR, 1844 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored three times
    • Led the league in hits twice
    • Led the league in doubles three times
    • Led the league in home runs in 1967 (44)
    • Led the league in RBI in 1967 (121)
    • Led the league in batting average three times
    • Led the league in on-base percentage five times
    • Led the league in slugging percentage three times
    • Won the MVP award in 1967
    • 18-time All-Star
    • Six-time Gold Glove winner
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989

Charlie Gehringer: Detroit Tigers 1924-1942

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    .320/.404/.480, 2839 hits, 184 HR, 1427 RBI

    • Led the league in hits twice
    • Led the league in runs twice
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in triples (19) and stolen bases (27) in 1929
    • Won the MVP in 1937
    • Six-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1935
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949

Craig Biggio: Houston Astros 1988-2007

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    .281/.363/.433, 3060 hits, 291 HR, 1175 RBI

    • Led the league twice in runs scored
    • Led the league three times in doubles
    • Led the league in stolen bases (39) in 1994
    • Led the league five times in hit-by pitches
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Five-time Silver Slugger winner
    • Four-time Gold Glove winner

Dave Concepcion: Cincinnati Reds 1970-1988

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    .267/.322/.357, 2326 hits, 101 HR, 950 RBI

    • Nine-time All-Star
    • Five-time Gold Glove winner
    • Two-time Silver Slugger winner
    • Two-time World Series Champion 1975-1976

Don Drysdale: Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers 1956-1969

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    209-166, 2.95 ERA, 2486 Strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins in 1962
    • Led the league in shutouts in 1959
    • Led the league twice in innings-pitched
    • Led the league in strikeouts three times
    • Won the Cy Young Award in 1962
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • Three-time World Series Champion in 1959, 1963 and 1965
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984

Ed Kranepool: New York Mets 1962-1979

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    .261/.316/.377, 1418 hits, 118 HR, 614 RBI

    • All-Star in 1965
    • World Series Champion in 1969

Edgar Martinez: Seattle Mariners 1987-2004

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    .312/.418/.515, 2247 Hits, 309 HR, 1261 RBI

    • Led the league in runs (121) in 1995
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in RBI (145) in 2000
    • Led the league in batting average twice
    • Led the league in on-base percentage three times
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Five-time Silver Slugger Award winner

Ernie Banks: Chicago Cubs 1953-1971

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    .274/.330/.500, 2583 Hits, 512 HR, 1636 RBI

    • Led the league in homers twice
    • Led the league in RBI twice
    • Led the league in slugging percentage (.614) in 1958
    • Two-time MVP winner 1958-1959
    • 11-time All-Star
    • Gold Glove winner in 1960
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977

Frank White: Kansas City Royals 1973-1990

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    .255/.293/.383, 2006 Hits, 160 HR, 886 RBI

    • Five-time All-Star
    • Eight-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • Won Silver Slugger Award in 1986
    • World Series Champion in 1985

George Brett: Kansas City Royals 1973-1993

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    .305/.369/.487, 3154 Hits, 317 HR, 1596 RBI

    • Led the league in hits three times
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in triples three times
    • Led the league batting average three times
    • Led the league in slugging percentage three times
    • Won the MVP award in 1980
    • 13-time All-Star
    • Three-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Won a Gold Glove Award in 1985
    • World Series Champion in 1985
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999

Jackie Robinson: Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-1956

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    .311/.409/.474, 1518 Hits, 137 HR, 734 RBI

    • First player to break baseball's color-barrier
    • Led the league in stolen bases twice
    • Led the league in batting average (.342) in 1949
    • Won the Rookie of the Year award in 1947
    • Won the MVP award in 1949
    • Six-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1955
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962

Jeff Bagwell: Houston Astros 1991-2005

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    .297/.408/.540, 2314 Hits, 449 HR, 1529 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored three times
    • Led the league in doubles in 1996 (48)
    • Led the league in RBI in 1994 (116)
    • Led the league in walks in 1999 (149)
    • Led the league in slugging percentage in 1994 (.750)
    • Rookie of the Year award winner in 1991
    • MVP Award winner in 1994
    • Four-time All-Star
    • Gold Glove winner in 1994
    • Three-time Silver Slugger award winner

Jim Palmer: Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984

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    268-152, 2.86 ERA, 2212 strikeouts

    • Three-time Cy Young Award winner
    • Led the league in wins three times
    • Led the league in ERA twice
    • Led the league in innings pitched four times
    • Led the league in shutouts (10) in 1975
    • Six-time All-Star
    • Four-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • Three-time World Series Champion 1966, 1970, 1983
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990

Jim Rice: Boston Red Sox 1974-1989

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    .298/.352/.502, 2452 Hits, 382 HR, 1451 RBI

    • Led the league in hits (213), triples (15), homers (46), RBI (139) and slugging percentage (.600) in 1978.
    • Led the league in homers three times
    • Led the league in RBI three times
    • Won the MVP award in 1978
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009

Joe DiMaggio: New York Yankees 1936-1951

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    .325/.398/.579, 2214 Hits, 361 HR, 1537 RBI

    • Record 56 game hitting streak in 1941
    • Led the league batting average in 1939 (.381) and 1940 (.352)
    • Led the league in homers twice
    • Led the league in RBI twice
    • Three-time MVP in 1939,1941, and 1947
    • Thirteen time All-Star.
    • Two-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Nine-time World Series Champion in 1936-1939, 1941, 1947, 1949-1951
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955

Johnny Bench: Cincinnati Reds 1967-1983

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    .267/.342/.476, 2048 Hits, 389 HR, 1376 RBI

    • Led the league in home runs twice
    • Led the league in RBI three times
    • Won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1968
    • Won the MVP Award twice in 1970 and 1972
    • 14-time All-Star
    • 10-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • Two-time World Series Champion in 1975-1976
    • Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989

Kirby Puckett: Minnesota Twins 1984-1995

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    .318/.360/.477, 2304 Hits, 207 HR, 1085 RBI

    • Led the league in hits four times
    • Led the league in RBI (112) in 1994
    • Led the league in batting average (.339) in 1989
    • 10-time All-Star
    • Six-time Gold Glove award winner
    • Six-time Silver Slugger award winner
    • Two-time World Series Champion in 1987 and 1991
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001

Lou Gehrig: New York Yankees 1923-1939

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    .340/.447/.632, 2721 Hits, 493 HR, 1995 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored four times
    • Led the league in hits (211) in 1931
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in triples (20) in 1926
    • Led the league in homers three times
    • Led the league in RBI five times
    • Led the league in batting average (.363) in 1934
    • Won the MVP Award twice in 1927 and 1936
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Six-time World Series Champion 1926-1927, 1932, 1936-1938
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939

Luke Appling: Chicago White Sox 1930-1950

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    .310/.399/.398, 2749 Hits, 45 HR, 1116 RBI

    • Led the league in batting average twice
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964

Mel Ott: New York Giants 1926-1947

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    .304/.414/.533, 2876 Hits, 511 HR, 1860 RBI

    • Led the league in runs twice
    • Led the league in homers six times
    • Led the league in walks six times
    • Led the league in on-base percentage four times 
    • 11-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1933
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1951

Mickey Mantle: New York Yankees 1951-1968

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    .298/.421/.557, 2415 Hits, 536 HR, 1509 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored five times
    • Led the league in homers four times
    • Led the league in RBI (130) in 1956
    • Led the league in walks five times
    • Led the league in batting average (.353) in 1956
    • Led the league in on-base percentage three times
    • Led the league in slugging percentage four times
    • Three time MVP Award winner
    • 16-time All-Star
    • Won the Gold Glove Award in 1962
    • Seven-time World Series Champion in 1951-1953, 1956, 1958, 1961-1962
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974

Mike Schmidt: Philadelphia Phillies 1972-1989

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    .267/.380/.527, 2234 Hits, 548 HR, 1595 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored (78) in 1981
    • Led the league in homers eight times
    • Led the league in RBI four times
    • Led the league in walks four times
    • Led the league in on-base percentage four times
    • Led the league in slugging-percentage five times
    • Three-time MVP Award Winner
    • 12-time All-Star
    • 10-time Gold Glove Award Winner
    • Six-time Silver Slugger Award Winner
    • World Series Champion in 1980
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995

Ossie Bluege: Washington Senators 1922-1939

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    .272/.352/.356, 1751 Hits, 43 HR, 848 RBI

    • All-Star in 1935
    • World Series Champion in 1924

Pee Wee Reese: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers 1940-1958

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    .269/.366/.377, 2170 Hits, 126 HR, 885 RBI

    • Led the league in runs (132) in 1949
    • Led the league in stolen bases (30) in 1952
    • 10-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1955
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984

Phil Rizzuto: New York Yankees 1941-1956

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    .273/.351/.355, 1588 Hits, 38 HR, 563 RBI

    • MVP award winner in 1950
    • Five-time All-Star
    • Seven-time World Series Champion in 1941, 1947, 1949-1953
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994

Pie Traynor: Pittsburgh Pirates 1920-1937

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    .320/.362/.435, 2416 Hits, 58 HR, 1273 RBI

    • Led the league in triples (19) in 1923
    • Two-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1925
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1948

Red Faber: Chicago White Sox 1914-1933

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    254-213, 3.15 ERA, 1471 Strikeouts

    • Led the league twice in ERA
    • Led the league in complete games twice
    • Led the league in innings-pitched (352.0) in 1922
    • World Series Champion in 1917
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964

Roberto Clemente: Pittsburgh Pirates 1955-1972

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    .317/.359/.475, 3000 Hits, 240 HR, 1305 RBI

    • Led the league in hits twice
    • Led the league in batting average four times
    • Won the MVP Award in 1966
    • 12-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • 12-time All-Star
    • Two-time World Series Champion in 1960 and 1971
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973

Robin Yount: Milwaukee Brewers 1974-1993

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    .285/.342/.430, 3142 Hits, 251 HR, 1406 RBI

    • Led the league in hits (210) in 1982
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in triples twice
    • Two-time MVP Award winner
    • Three-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Won a Gold Glove Award in 1982
    • Three-time All-Star
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999

Roy Campenella: Brooklyn Dodgers 1948-1957

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    .276/.360/.500, 1161 Hits, 242 HR, 856 RBI

    • Led the league in RBI (142) in 1953
    • Three-time MVP award winner
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1955
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969

Sandy Koufax: Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers 1955-1966

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    165-87, 2.76 ERA, 2396 Strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins three times
    • Led the league in ERA five times
    • Led the league in complete games twice
    • Led the league in shutouts three times
    • Led the league in innings-pitched twice
    • Led the league in strikeouts four times
    • Won the MVP and Cy Young award in 1963
    • Won the Cy Young award three times
    • Six-time All-Star
    • Three-time World Series Champion in 1959, 1963 and 1965
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

Stan Musial: St. Louis Cardinals 1941-1963

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    .331/.417/.559, 3630 Hits, 475 HR, 1951 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored five times
    • Led the league in hits six times
    • Led the league in doubles eight times
    • Led the league in triples five times
    • Led the league in RBI twice
    • Led the league in batting average seven times
    • Led the league in on-base percentage six times
    • Led the league in slugging percentage six times
    • Won the MVP Award three times
    • 20-time All-Star
    • Three-time World Series Champion in 1942, 1944, 1946
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969

Ted Lyons: Chicago White Sox 1923-1946

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    260-230, 3.67 ERA, 1073 Strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins twice
    • Led the league in ERA (2.10) in 1942
    • Led the league in complete games twice
    • Led the league in innings pitched twice
    • All-Star in 1939
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955

Ted Williams: Boston Red Sox 1939-1960

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    .344/.482/.634, 2654 Hits, 521 HR, 1839 RBI

    • Led the league in runs scored six times
    • Led the league in doubles twice
    • Led the league in homers four times
    • Led the league in RBI four times
    • Led the league in walks eight times
    • Led the league in batting average six times
    • Led the league in on-base percentage twelve times
    • Led the league in slugging percentage nine times
    • Two-time MVP Award winner (runner-up four times)
    • 17-time All-Star
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966

Tony Gwynn: San Diego Padres 1982-2001

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    .338/.388/.459, 3141 Hits, 135 HR, 1138 RBI

    • Led the league in runs (107) in 1986
    • Led the league in hits seven times
    • Led the league in batting average eight times
    • Seven-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Four-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • 15-time All-Star
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007

Travis Jackson: New York Giants 1922-1936

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    .291/.337/.433, 1768 Hits, 135 HR, 929 RBI

    • All-Star in 1934
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982

Walter Johnson: Washington Senators 1907-1927

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    417-279, 2.17 ERA, 3509 Strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins six times
    • Led the league in ERA five times
    • Led the league in complete games six times
    • Led the league in shutouts seven times
    • Led the league in innings-pitched five times
    • Led the league in strikeouts 12 times
    • Two-time MVP
    • World Series Champion in 1924
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936

Whitey Ford: New York Yankees 1950-1967

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    236-106, 2.75 ERA, 1956 Strikeouts

    • Led the league in wins three times
    • Led the league in ERA twice
    • Led the league in shutouts twice
    • Led the league in innings pitched twice
    • Won the Cy Young Award in 1961
    • Eight-time All-Star
    • Six-time World Series Champion in 1950, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961,1962
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974

Willie Stargell: Pittsburgh Pirates 1962-1982

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    .282/.360/.529, 2232 Hits, 475 HR, 1540 RBI

    • Led the league in doubles (43) in 1973
    • Led the league in homers twice
    • Led the league in RBI (119) in 1973
    • Won the MVP Award in 1979
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • Two-time World Series Champion in 1971 and 1979
    • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988

Mariano Rivera: New York Yankees, 1995-Present

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    75-57, 2.24 ERA, 589 Saves, 1090 Strikeouts

    • Still an active player on the New York Yankees
    • Led the league in saves three times
    • 12-Time All-Star
    • Currently second all-time in career saves behind Trevor Hoffman (601)
    • Five-time World Series Champion 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009

Derek Jeter: New York Yankees, 1995-Present

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    .312/.383/.449, 3036 Hits, 238 HR, 1176 RBI

    • Still an active player for the New York Yankees
    • Led the league in runs (127) in 1998
    • Led the league in hits (219) in 1999
    • Rookie of the Year Award winner in 1996
    • Four-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Five-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • 12-time All-Star
    • Five-time World Series Champion in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009

Todd Helton: Colorado Rockies, 1997-Present

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    .323/.422/.551, 2348 Hits, 346 HR, 1301 RBI

    • Led the league in hits (216), doubles (59), RBI (147), batting average (.372), on-base percentage (.463) and slugging percentage (.698) in 2000
    • Five-time All-Star

Chipper Jones: Atlanta Braves, 1993-Present

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    .305/.403/.533, 2578 Hits, 446 HR, 1544 RBI

    • Still an active player for the Atlanta Braves
    • Led the league in batting average (.364) in 2008
    • Won the MVP award in 1999
    • Two-time Silver Slugger award winner
    • Seven-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 1995

Jorge Posada: New York Yankees, Will He Retire a Yankee or Will NY Cut Ties?

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    1995- Present: .274/.375/.474, 1641 Hits, 271 HR, 1058 RBI

    • Five-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • Five-time All-Star
    • Five-time World Series Champion in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009

    Will he retire at the end of the season as a New York Yankee? Or will he sign elsewhere and end his career in a different uniform?

Ichiro Suzuki: Seattle Mariners, Will He Retire a Mariner?

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    2001-Present: .327/.371/.422, 2375 Hits, 92 HR, 586 RBI

    • Still an active player for the Seattle Mariners
    • Led the league in hits seven times
    • Led the league in stolen bases (56) in 2001
    • Led the league in batting average twice
    • Won the Rookie of the Year and MVP award in 2001
    • 10-time Gold Glove Award winner
    • Three-time Silver Slugger Award winner
    • 10-time All-Star

    Ichiro is signed through 2012.

    Will the Mariners re-sign him and have him finish his career in a Mariners uniform, or will they let him test the free agency market? Could they trade him this coming offseason or before next July's deadline?

Albert Pujols: St. Louis Cardinals, Is This About to Change?

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    2001-Present: .328/.421/.618, 2019 Hits, 436 HR, 1303 RBI

    • Still an active player with the St. Louis Cardinals
    • Led the league in runs scored five times
    • Led the league in hits (212), batting average (.359) and doubles (51) in 2003
    • Led the league in homers twice
    • Led the league in RBI (118) in 2010
    • Won the Rookie of the Year award in 2001
    • Three-time MVP award winner
    • Six-time Silver Slugger award winner
    • Two-time Gold Glove award winner
    • Nine-time All-Star
    • World Series Champion in 2006

    Pujols reaches free agency for the first time this coming offseason. Will he re-sign with the Cardinals or choose to sign elsewhere, ending his run as a one-team player?