Center fielder - Montreal, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Los Angeles and San Francisco One of only seven players to ring up 2000 career hits, 200 homers and 400 stolen bases, Marquis Grissom rates as one of the fastest players ever to wear a major league uniform. Posting a career .988 fielding average, Marquis Grissom won four glove awards, and was chosen to two All Star games in a stellar career spanning 17 seasons. He stole a career best 78 bases for the Montreal Expos in 1992, and chalked up 429 career bases. Well regarded for his warmth and optimism, Marquis Grissom was quoted as saying upon his retirement in spring training in 2006, 'It has been a fun ride along the way. I came to spring training to really see if I could go out and play baseball again for another year. I got that opportunity, but it did not work out.' Manager Dusty Baker then said, He is such a great human being that you want him to go out on his terms. And he did.' A noted clutch hitter Marquis Grissom appeared in 52 post-season at bats and posted a .317 batting average along with 20 RBIs in such games. He was chosen the Most Valuable Player, MVP, of the 1997 AL Championship Series while with Cleveland.
Marquis Grissom retired prior to the start of 2006 season after joining six other major leaguers with 2000 hits, 200 home runs and 400 stolen bases, Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, Joe Morgan, Barry Bonds, Roberto Alomar, and Craig Biggio