As father and son tandems go, we were hardly the Griffeys.
In my 12-year career, I attempted to replace one legend, I backed up another, and was once traded for a four-time batting champ.
I was the last switch-hitter to win the American League MVP, but you probably don’t remember me for that.
I played most of my career with the same team, but for some reason, I’m almost as well known for the team who traded me away after I totaled 99 plate appearances in parts of two seasons.
I was involved in one of the most famous trades in baseball history. Unfortunately, in retrospect, my new team got the short end of the deal.
I was once a member of a bullpen trio that has gone on to combine for over 750 career saves. I was second in the pecking order when all three of us were together…
There aren’t that many major league players who were born in North Dakota. I’m the all-time leader among players from my home state in runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBI and stolen bases.
I’m one of two Hall of Famers who was born in Baltimore. The other guy is a way bigger deal, a larger than life figure who played most of his career in a stadium they supposedly built for him.
I was known for being a pretty fine defender at my position, but not quite exceptional enough to ever win a Gold Glove.
I enjoyed my best years with the team who drafted me, including being a major contributor to the best year in that franchise’s history. We had the best record in baseball, but unfortunately, we have nothing to show for it.