Positions: Designated Hitter and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 200 lb.
Born: August 13, 1949 in Tuskegee, AL
High School: Phoenixville HS (Phoenixville, PA)
Schools: Capital University (Bexley, OH), Cheyney University (Cheyney, PA)
Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1967.
Debut: July 28, 1973 (Age 23.349)
vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1974 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Cubs/Expos 1973-1987
Agents: Randy Hendricks,Alan Hendricks [*]
Final Game: August 31, 1987 (Age 38.018)
vs. DET 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Pat Kelly
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News -- July 2014
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News -- January 2014
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News -- December 2013
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News -- November 2013
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News -- October 2013
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News -- September 2013
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News -- May 2013
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News -- December 2012
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News -- May 2012
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News -- December 2011
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News -- August 2011
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News -- July 2011
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News -- May 2011
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News -- April 2011
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News -- March 2011
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News -- January 2011
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News -- November 2010
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News -- July 2010
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News -- June 2010
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