I was born on November 2, 1946 in Detroit Michigan.
I played in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system
in the early 1970's and was named the Minor League Player
of the Year in 1972 when I batted .307 and drove in 102
runs. Finally in 1975, the Dodgers traded me to Atlanta
along with Jimmy Wynn for Dusty Baker. I played outfield,
3B, 1B and played my first full season in the big leagues
for the Braves - and batted .290. I'm very modest;
but I was once selected as the second best-looking player
in all of baseball (Jim Palmer was pick #1).
I played for the Braves until 1978 and was picked up by
the Seattle Mariners. At age 32, I became a pretty
good hitter, and was one of the top Mariners hitters, batting
in the next four years -.299, .287, .273 and .326.
Did I mention - I made the 1981 All-Star team - I'm very
proud of this special honor. I was then traded to the Chicago
White Sox where I played 1B & DH and put up back to
back .300 seasons. My clutch-hitting helped the White Sox
"Win Ugly" and captured the AL West Flag
by 20 games. We lost to the Orioles in four games
in the AL Championship Series. The fans in Chicago still
hold me in high regard, as I was one of the Chicago White
Sox's television announcers. My lifetime batting average
was .282 with 232 doubles and I played in almost 1400 major