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Paul Molitor

Full Name: Paul Leo Molitor
Profession: Baseball Infielder / designated hitter / manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Paul Molitor is a Baseball Hall of Fame infielder / designated hitter.

In 14 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers he was a 5-time MLB All-Star and earned 2 more All-Star accolades and was World Series MVP in 1993 with the victorious Toronto Blue Jays.

Molitor's lifetime statistics include 2,683 games played, 1,782 runs scored, 3,319 hits (9th all-time), 605 doubles, 114 triples, 234 home runs, 1,307 runs batted in, 1,094 walks, a .306 batting average and 504 stolen bases.

He later turned his talents to management with the Minnesota Twins 2015-18 and was the AL Manager of the Year in 2017.

Born: August 22, 1956
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Age: 65 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1982-10-12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
  • 1987-08-17 Bunt single gives Milwaukee Brewers' Paul Molitor longest MLB hit streak of 1980's at 32 games
  • 1987-08-26 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
  • 1993-09-12 Paul Molitor at 37 is oldest to reach 100 RBIs for 1st time in career
  • 1993-10-23 World Series Baseball: Defending champion Toronto Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto; MVP: Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor
  • 1996-09-16 Paul Molitor of Twins is 21st player to reach 3,000 hits

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