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Paul Molitor
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Baseball Player
    (August 22, 1956- )
    Full name is Paul Leo Molitor
    Played for Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1992), Toronto Blue Jays (1993-1995) and Minnesota Twins (1996-1998)
    Played college baseball for the University of Minnesota
    Batted right, threw right
    Seven-time American League All-Star (1980, 1985, 1988, 1991-1994)
    Member of 1982 American League champion Brewers and 1993 World Series champion Blue Jays
    MVP of the 1993 World Series versus the Philadelphia Phillies
    Nicknamed 'The Ignitor'
    Finished his 21-year career with 3,319 hits, 1,782 runs, 605 doubles, 114 triples, 234 home runs, 1,307 RBI, 504 stolen bases and a .306 batting average
    Inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame (July 25, 2004)
    He is the first player elected to the Hall of Fame who played more games at designated hitter than any other position.
    His 1,174 games at designated hitter is the most of any Hall of Famer.
    He frequently switched positions and battled injuries throughout his career.
    He missed the equivalent of more than three seasons due to injury during the first decade of his career.
    He battled a marijuana and cocaine problem early in his career.
    He didn't post his first 100-RBI season until 1993, when he was 37 years old.
    He scored the winning run of the 1993 World Series when teammate Joe Carter ended the Series with a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Six.
    He had a record five hits in Game One of the 1982 World Series versus the St. Louis Cardinals.
    He batted .368 in five career postseason series.
    He favorably compares to Joe DiMaggio by Ted Williams.
    His defensive versatility enabled him to play second base, shortstop, third base, and the outfield.
    His injury problems appeared to go away when he became a full-time designated hitter in 1991 and allowed him to play until he was 42 years old.
    He quietly overcame his addictions and stopped using drugs before the problems spun out of control.
    He was named American League Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News in 1978.
    He had a 39-game hitting streak for the Brewers in 1987.
    He hit three home runs in a game on May 12, 1982 versus the Kansas City Royals.
    He hit for the cycle on May 15, 1991 versus the Minnesota Twins.
    He ranks eighth all-time among players in career base hits.
    He was one of the most underrated and unheralded players of his time.
    He played most of his career in relative obscurity in Milwaukee, one of the smallest markets in Major League Baseball.
    At age 37, he became the oldest player in major league history to post his first 100-RBI season (1993).
    He won the Branch Rickey Award for community service and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for his giving character (1998).
    The Brewers retired his uniform No. 4 (1999).

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