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William Ted Cox

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Ted Cox burst onto the major league scene beginning his career with six hits in his first six at bats with the Boston Red Sox in 1977. He was hyped a great deal after that smashing debut and winning the International League MVP award that year. He was one of the key players obtained by the Cleveland Indians when they traded future Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley to the Red Sox the following spring, but his career petered out quickly.

He was a man without a position on the field, and hit only .224 with no power in two full seasons with Cleveland. He was a semi-regular third baseman for the Seattle Mariners in 1980, batting .243 in 83 games, then finished his disappointing Major League career with 16 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1981.

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  • Consecutive hits from start of career, 6, 1977.
  • Consecutive times on base from start of career, 7, 1977. This includes one walk. (Jay Bruce is the only other player with 6 in the last 80 years.)

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