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W_Held

Woody Held
2b/ss, Sacramento High 

Teams: Yankees 1954, 57; A’s 1957-58; Indians 1958-64; Senators 1965; Orioles 1966-67; Angels 1967-68; White Sox 1968-69.
Best season—1961: .267 average with 23 home runs and 78 RBI.
A multi-positional player, he hit 20 or more home runs 4 times and was the first Indians’ shortstop to hit 20 homers in a season.   

Debut  

Yrs 

Avg 

Games 

AB 

Runs 

Hits 

2B 

3B 

HR 

RBI 

SB 

BB 

SO 

OBP 

SLG 

OPS 

TB 

1954 

14 

.240 

1390 

4019 

524 

963 

150 

22 

179 

559 

14 

508 

944 

.331 

.421 

.753 

1694 

22

J_Royster

Jerry Royster
inf, Sacramento High 

Teams: Dodgers 1973-75; Braves 1976-84, 88; Padres 1985-86; White Sox 1987; Yankees 1987.
Best season—1979: .273 average with 51 RBI, 103 runs scored and 35 stolen bases.
His ability to play second, short and third and in the outfield explains his long and successful role as a utility player. 
 

Debut 

Yrs 

Avg 

Games 

AB 

Runs 

Hits 

2B 

3B 

HR 

RBI 

SB 

BB 

SO 

OBP 

SLG 

OPS 

TB 

1973 

16 

.249 

1428 

4208 

552 

1049 

165 

33 

40 

352 

189 

411 

534 

.315 

.333 

.648 

1400 

23

N_Johnson

Nick Johnson
1b, McClatchy High 

Teams: Yankees 2001-03, 10; Expos 2004; Nationals 2005-06, 08-09; Marlins 2009.
Best season—2006: .290 average, 23 home runs, 77 RBI, 100 runs scored, 108 walks, 46 doubles and a .428 on-base pct.
If not for losing ABs because of injury–broken leg, fractured hand and cheekbone, wrist surgery–would have rated higher. 
 

Debut 

Yrs 

Avg 

Games 

AB 

Runs 

Hits 

2B 

3B 

HR 

RBI 

SB 

BB 

SO 

OBP 

SLG 

OPS 

TB 

2001 

.270 

794 

2611 

421 

705 

169 

91 

387 

27 

511 

546 

.401 

.443 

.844 

1157 

24

W_Mails

Walter Mails
lhp, Christian Brothers High  

Teams: Brooklyn Robins 1915-16, Indians 1920-22, Browns 1925-26.
Best season—1921: 14-8 win-loss record, 3.94 ERA, 10 complete games and 2 shutouts.
In 1920, this obnoxious and colorful character was 7-0 in 9 starts and threw a shutout in the World Series for the champion Indians.
 

Debut

Yrs

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SO

Sv

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

WHIP

H/9

W/9

K/9

1915

7

32-25

4.10

104

61

29

5

2

516.0

554

283

235

220

232

1.500

9.7

3.8

4.0

25

B_Metzger

Butch Metzger
rhp, Kennedy High  

Teams: Giants 1974; Padres 1975-77; Cardinals 1977; Mets 1978.
Best season— 1976: 11-4 win-loss record, 2.92 ERA and 16 saves in 123.1 innings of relief.
In that 1976 season, he was named co-N.L. Rookie of the Year with Pat Zachry of the Reds. 

Debut

Yrs

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SO

Sv

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

WHIP

H/9

W/9

K/9

1974

5

18-9

3.74

191

0

1

0

23

293.1

289

133

122

140

175

1.463

8.9

4.3

5.4



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D_James

Dion James
of, McClatchy High 

Teams: Brewers 1983-85; Braves 1987-89; Indians 1989-90; Yankees 1992-93, 95-96.
Best season—1987: .312 average with 37 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs, 61 RBI and .397 on-base percentage.
The Brewers No.1 draft pick in 1980 also had a .332 average in 343 at-bats as a part-time player with the Yankees in 1993. 
 

Debut

Yrs

Avg

Games

AB

Runs

Hits

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

BB

SO

OBP

SLG

OPS

TB

1983

11

.288

917

2708

362

781

142

21

32

266

43

318

307

.364

.392

.755

1061

27

Ron_Bryant

Ron Bryant
lhp, Davis High  

Teams: Giants 1967, 69-74; Cardinals 1975.
Best season—1973: 24-12 win-loss record, 3.53 ERA, 8 complete games and 143 strikeouts in 279 innings pitched.
After finishing third in the Cy Young voting in 1973, he was never the same after a swimming pool accident the next year.

 

Debut

Yrs

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SO

Sv

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

WHIP

H/9

W/9

K/9

1967

8

57-56

4.02

205

132

23

6

1

917.0

890

473

410

379

509

1.384

8.7

3.7

5.0



28

Buck_Martinez

Buck Martinez
c, Elk Grove High, Sacramento City College

Teams: Royals 1969-77; Brewers 1978-80; Blue Jays 1981-86.
Best season—1983: .253 average with 10 home runs, 14 doubles and 33 RBI in 221 at-bats.
In 1985, he was part of MLB’s only 9-2-7-2 double play when he dislocated his ankle but still managed to tag out 2 runners at the plate.

Debut 

Yrs 

Avg 

Games 

AB 

Runs 

Hits 

2B 

3B 

HR 

RBI 

SB 

BB 

SO 

OBP 

SLG 

OPS 

TB 

1969 

17 

.225 

1049 

2743 

245 

618 

128 

10 

58 

321 

230 

419 

.284 

.343 

.627 

940 

29

 B_Oliver

Bob Oliver
of, Highlands High 

Teams: Pirates 1965; Royals 1969-72; Angels 1972-74; Orioles 1974; Yankees 1975.
Best season—1970: .260 average with 24 doubles, 6 triples, 27 home runs, 99 RBI and 83 runs scored.
In the Royals first year (1969), he became the team’s first player to hit a grand slam and have 6 hits in a 9-inning game. 

Debut

Yrs

Avg

Games

AB

Runs

Hits

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

BB

SO

OBP

SLG

OPS

TB

1965

8

.256

847

2914

293

745

102

19

94

419

17

156

562

.295

.400

.696

1167

30

R_Lerch

Randy Lerch
lhp, Cordova High  

Teams: Phillies 1975-80, 86; Brewers 1981-82; Expos 1982-83; Giants 1983-84.
Best season—1978: 11-8 win-loss record, 3.96 ERA, five complete games and 96 strikeouts in 28 starts.
His 2 home runs in a 10-8 win against the Pirates clinched the N.L. East Division title for the Phillies in 1978.

Debut

Yrs

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SO

Sv

IP

H

R

ER

BB

K

WHIP

H/9

W/9

K/9

1975

11

60-64

4.53

253

164

18

2

3

1099.1

1232

612

553

432

507

1.514

10.1

3.5

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