7. Buddy Bell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 27, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 15, 1972
  • Final Game: June 17, 1989
  • Gold Glove - 1979
  • Gold Glove - 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1981
  • TSN All-Star - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1982
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award - 1988
 
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One of the most underrated baseball players of all time, Buddy Bell blossomed in the heat of Texas.  Bell would make earn all his six of his Gold Gloves as a Ranger and he was a very good hitter that accumulated 1,060 Hits with a solid .293 Batting Average.  Bell would also make four of his five All Star appearances as a Texas Ranger.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Third Base
  • Acquired: Traded by the Cleveland Indians for Toby Harrah 12/8/78.
  • Departed: Traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Duane Walker and Jeff Russell 7/19/85

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 1/9/89.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1989 Season.
  • Games Played: 958
  • Notable Statistics: 471 Runs Scored
    1,060 Hits
    197 Doubles
    87 Home Runs
    499 RBI
    24 Stolen Bases
    .293/.351/.431 Slash Line
    36.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1980, 1981, 1982 & 1984)
    Silver Slugger (1984)
    Gold Glove (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 & 1984)
    Highest Defensive bWAR (1979 & 1981)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1979 & 1981)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (1982)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1981 & 1983)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Third Baseman (1979, 1981, 1982 & 1983)
    Highest Range Factor by a Third Baseman  (1980, 1981, 1982 & 1984)
    Highest Fielding Percentage (1980 & 1982)
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