Here's a short list of special guys that had days of major league glory... and are proud of it, as well as they should be. The year was 1985 Compiled by firstname.lastname@example.org - The Favorite Internet Site of Baseball Fans
1985 Baseball Players Bios:
* Shawon Dunston, Chicago Cubs Shortstop, Right-handed - rated a can't miss rookie in '85... he has all the tools for shortstop position - great reflexes, speed and a strong throwing arm. The Cubs opening day shortstop in 1985, for the season Dunston batted .260, with 12 doubles, 4 triples, 4 homers, 11 stolen bases in just 74 games.
* Greg Walker, Chicago White Sox First Baseman, Bats LH, T RH - the power-packed slugger is one of the fans favorite on Chicago South Side... he hit 24 long/shot homers in '84... he was red-hot in 1985, belting 38 doubles, 4 triples and 24 homers and drove in 92 RBIs in '85... born in Douglas, Georgia.
* Willie McGee, St Louis Cardinals Center-fielder, Switch-hitter, T RH - one of baseball's top flybirds, he had a resounding 1985 - winning the National League Most Valuable Player Award... he led the National League with a .353 batting mark, led with 216 hits and led with 18 triples, and stole 56 bases. McGee was the NL Player of the Week for June 3-9 with a red-hot .556 batting average and Player of the Month for August. His exciting play helped the Cardinals win the 1985 pennant... and he won his second of three career Gold Gloves - 1984-86.
* Rafael Ramirez, Atlanta Braves Shortstop, Right-handed - born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic... an outstanding glove man, he's been the Braves shortstop since he debuted back in 1980 at age 22... from 1982-85, the fleet-runner has batted .278, .297, .266 and .248. In '82 stole a career-high 27 bases... in '85 he lined 25 doubles, 4 triples, 5 homers and scored 54 runs.
* Ken Schrom, Minnesota Twins Pitcher, Right-handed - used as a reliever by Toronto during his rookie season, 1980, and collected his first save on 8/19/1980. Acquired by Minnesota prior to the '83 season he was moved into the starting rotation.... and, by using an assortment of pitches, Schrom led the Twins pitching staff in victories - going 15-8, a solid 3.71 ERA, completing 6-of-28 starts, 196.3 innings. Went 5-11 W/L in '84, then posted a 9-12 mark in '85. Signed with Cleveland in '87... he posted a sterling 14-7 record... Ken Schrom career stats: 51-51 record, 4.81 ERA, 176 Games, 137GS, 22GC, 3 Shutouts, 1 Save, 900 innings, 320 Walks, 372Ks... Toronto 1980, 1982; Minnesota 1983-85; 1986-87.
* Randy O'Neal, Detroit Tigers Pitchers, Right-handed - drafted #1 by Tigers in Special June Draft in '81... he was brought up to the majors by Detroit after pitching two solid years for Evansville - 1983-84... started 3-games with Tigers in '84 and was 2-1 W/L. Worked 28 games for Detroit in 1985, had a 5-5 record in 94.3 innings spanning 28 games... career record: - 17-19 W/L, 4.35 ERA, 142 Games, 46GS, 2GC, 3 Saves, 440.7 innings... Detroit 1984-86; Atlanta 1987, St Louis 1988; Philadelphia 1989; San Francisco 1990... born in Ashland, Kentucky
* Nelson Simmons, Detroit Tigers OF/DH, Switch-hitter - played 8 games in '84 for Detroit - had 3 hits in game on 9/10/1984... in 1985 hit .239, and hammered 11 doubles and 10 homers in 251 at-bats spanning 75 games... career numbers: .261 BA, 14Ds, 1T, 11 HRs, 38 Runs, 40 RBIs, 100 Games, 330 at-bats... Detroit 1984-85; Baltimore 1987.
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