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Edward Charles Knoblauch (Chuck)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 181 lb.
- School Texas A&M University
- High School Bellaire (TX) High School
- Debut April 9, 1991
- Final Game September 27, 2002
- Born July 7, 1968 in Houston, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Chuck Knoblauch was an All-Star infielder who appeared in five World Series. He was the 1991 American League Rookie of the Year who led the league in doubles in 1994, was second in batting in 1995, led the league in triples in 1996, was second in stolen bases in 1997, and led the league in hit-by-pitch in 1998.
The most similar player to Knoblauch, through age 33, was Craig Biggio, indicating that Knoblauch was on track to a possible Hall of Fame career, but he could not keep it up. After 1996 his hitting fell off, and after 1999 it fell off even more.
When he was traded to the New York Yankees, in 1998, expectations were high, and while he hit more home runs than before, his offensive performance as a whole was not up to the standard he had set for himself with great years in 1995-96.
Defensively, he began to have throwing problems with the Yankees, and that got a lot of press.
Knoblauch stole over 400 bases in his career, putting him at # 67 (through 2008) on the all-time list. He also was good at drawing walks, and while he never was the league leader in that category, drew enough walks to retire with a good .378 career OBP.
Knoblauch is the german word for garlic.
 Notable Achievements
- 1991 AL Rookie of the Year Award
- 1991 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
- 4-time AL All-Star (1992, 1994, 1996 & 1997)
- AL Gold Glove Winner (1997)
- 2-time AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1995 & 1997)
- AL Doubles Leader (1994)
- AL Triples Leader (1996)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 6 (1992 & 1995-1999)
- 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1997)
- Won four World Series with the Minnesota Twins (1991) and the New York Yankees (1998, 1999 & 2000)
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