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1980 Topps #130 Amos Otis

Amos Joseph Otis (A.O.)

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[edit] Biographical Information

Amos Otis played 17 years in the big leagues, accumulating over 2,000 major league hits. Otis was a well-rounded ballplayer, winning 3 Gold Gloves for his play in centerfield, hitting .300 twice at a time when league averages were lower than today, leading the league twice in doubles and once in stolen bases, and banging out 193 home runs along with 374 doubles. He was a five-time All-Star who twice finished in the top five in the MVP voting.

Otis went 2 for 2 with an RBI during the 1973 All-Star Game played in KC.

He was the All-Star 1B in the 1966 New York-Penn League for the Oneonta Red Sox. After the season, he was drafted by the New York Mets, but he never played a game at 1B in the majors.

In 1989, Otis played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association and hit .332 with 11 home runs in 62 games for the club. In 1990, he again played for the Sun Sox; he played in 10 games and batted .241 with 5 RBI before the league folded.

The similarity scores method sees the most similar player through 2009 as Cesar Cedeno.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 5-time AL All-Star (1970-1973 & 1976)
  • 3-time AL Gold Glove Winner (1971, 1973 & 1974)
  • 2-time AL Doubles Leader (1970 & 1976)
  • AL Stolen Bases Leader (1971)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1973 & 1978)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1979)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1971)

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