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Old 09-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #143 (permalink)
TheHeel
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John Olerud

-Close to a career .300 hitter
-Over 2200 career hits
-Over 250 HRs
-Over 1,200 RBIs
-.398 OBP
-500 career doubles

-Multiple A.S. appearances
-Multiple W.S. titles
-Multiple Gold Gloves
-1993 Batting title (carried a .400 average into August); finished second in 1998
-One of very few players to hit for cycle multiple times
-He was also a very talented pitcher for Washington State
-Was a part of the Mariners team that won 116 games
-Was a part of the Sport Illustrated "Greatest Infield Ever"

His solid stats, superior defense and great intangibles are overshadowed by the Steroid Era. I hope eventually that voters see what a great player he was on multiple winning teams.
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