Amos Joseph Otis
(A.O. or Famous Amos)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 166 lb.
- High School Williamson High School
- Debut September 6, 1967
- Final Game August 5, 1984
- Born April 26, 1947 in Mobile, AL USA
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.
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.
- 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)