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Ironicly, this was the 2nd year in a row for both Dave and Rod to win the batting title. This was also the last batting title for both players. Rod won 6 out of 7 title from 1972 though 1978, missing out in 1976, while still finishing in the top 5.

Ironicly, this was the 2nd year in a row for both Dave and Rod to win the batting title. This was also the last batting title for both players. Rod won 6 out of 7 title from 1972 though 1978, missing out in 1976, while still finishing in the top 5.

This was Jim Rice's first of two RBI title's (1978 & 1983), with 139 for a career best. George Foster ended his third year in a row leading the NL in RBI's.

Dave only pitched two years in the Majors. During spring training of 1979, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pepe Frias

Dave only pitched two years in the Majors. During spring training of 1979, he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pepe Frias

Lee was a three time all-star in 1969, 1971, and 1972. He led the american league in RBI's in 1976 with 109 and had top 10 finishes in HR seven times in his 18 year career, finishing with 398 HRs.

Marc was a career back-up catcher from 1972 through 1986, playing for the Cardinals, Giants, and White Sox. He threw out the first major league player to attempt a steal against him, Mike Schmidt. He did not play in his only post season appearance.

Dale is one of the games all time greats – shining in the 1980’s with back to back MVP’s in 1982 & 1983. As a member of the Braves with national exposure on TBS – Dale had the chance to showcase his considerable talents on a daily basis as he hit 398 career home runs prior to the enhanced performance era.

Dale is one of the games all time greats – shining in the 1980’s with back to back MVP’s in 1982 & 1983. As a member of the Braves with national exposure on TBS – Dale had the chance to showcase his considerable talents on a daily basis as he hit 398 career home runs prior to the enhanced performance era.

Don't mess with the "Mad Hungarian"! 1975 Fireman of the Year - 97 Career Saves with an ERA of 3.10

Don't mess with the "Mad Hungarian"! 1975 Fireman of the Year - 97 Career Saves with an ERA of 3.10

Mike spent his entire major league career with the Giants, amassing an amazing successful SB% of 85.7%, 10.2% better than Lou Brock.

Mike spent his entire major league career with the Giants, amassing an amazing successful SB% of 85.7%, 10.2% better than Lou Brock.

1992 HOF Rollie was a 7 time All-Star and won the 1981 MVP award and Cy Young award with a miniscule ERA of 1.04 in 78 innings including 28 Saves and 6 Wins. Saved 341 career games while winning 114. Was elected to HOF in 1992 with 81.2% of the sportswriters vote. I heard Rollie speak in February 2010 and he talked about becoming a relief pitcher. Dick Williams got tired of Rollie getting knocked out in the 2nd inning and then resting five days to get knocked out again in the 2nd inning.

1992 HOF Rollie was a 7 time All-Star and won the 1981 MVP award and Cy Young award with a miniscule ERA of 1.04 in 78 innings including 28 Saves and 6 Wins. Saved 341 career games while winning 114. Was elected to HOF in 1992 with 81.2% of the sportswriters vote. I heard Rollie speak in February 2010 and he talked about becoming a relief pitcher. Dick Williams got tired of Rollie getting knocked out in the 2nd inning and then resting five days to get knocked out again in the 2nd inning.

Jim was elected to the HOF in 2009 with 76.4% of the sportswriter vote. 1978 was probably his best year, falling .018 points short of the batting title and American League triple crown, with career bests of 46 HR & 139 RBI's, while hitting .315. Finished career at age 36 with 382 HR, 1451 RBI's and a .298 batting average.

Jim was elected to the HOF in 2009 with 76.4% of the sportswriter vote. 1978 was probably his best year, falling .018 points short of the batting title and American League triple crown, with career bests of 46 HR & 139 RBI's, while hitting .315. Finished career at age 36 with 382 HR, 1451 RBI's and a .298 batting average.

Hit 100 HR for career w/ .282 Batting Average. 1979 saw career high's for Bruce w/ 16 HR - 100 RBI - .316 AVG. It has been reported Bruce sat out the 1983 season in protest of High Salaries ruining the game he loved!

Hit 100 HR for career w/ .282 Batting Average. 1979 saw career high's for Bruce w/ 16 HR - 100 RBI - .316 AVG. It has been reported Bruce sat out the 1983 season in protest of High Salaries ruining the game he loved!

HOF (2003 1st year eligible 85.3%) Career 3255 hits, 504 HR, 1917 RBI

HOF (2003 1st year eligible 85.3%) Career 3255 hits, 504 HR, 1917 RBI

HOF (1985 1st year of eligibility 79.7%) First Player from 1979 set elected to HOF. Career included 938 SB and 3023 Hits. All Time Leader subset show Lou holds lead for career and season(118), which have both been broken since.

HOF (1985 1st year of eligibility 79.7%) First Player from 1979 set elected to HOF. Career included 938 SB and 3023 Hits. All Time Leader subset show Lou holds lead for career and season(118), which have both been broken since.