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208. Bill Madlock
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 12, 1951 in Memphis, TN USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 07, 1973
  • Final Game: October 04, 1987
  • All-Star Game MVP - 1975
  • TSN All-Star - 1975
  • MVP - 1975
  • MVP - 1976
  • MVP - 1979
  • MVP - 1981
  • MVP - 1982
  • MVP - 1983
  • Rookie of the Year - 1974
 
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Bill Madlock is one of the more unlikely multi-time Batting Champions, as when you look in the annals of baseball history, Madlock is not on the tip of your tongue.  He should be, as this is a four-time National League Batting Champion.

Madlock began his career with the Texas Rangers, which was brief as he was traded to the Chicago Cubs after his rookie year.  The infielder would show his batting skill quickly as he led the National League in Batting Average in both 1975 and 1976, and that was in the midst of a five-year run of .300 years spent with the Cubs and San Francisco.  

When that run ended, he began a new three-year run of .300 seasons, with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1981-83), where the first and third year of the streak were All-Star and Batting Title campaigns.  His initial arrival to Pittsburgh was also impressive, as he arrived in a mid-season trade and helped the Pirates win the 1979 World Series.  Madlock finished his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers.  

Madlock would accumulate 2,008 Hits with a .305 Batting Average, 163 Home Runs, and 174 Stolen Bases.   

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Friday, 01 January 1993
  • Position: Second Base, Third Base
  • Played For: Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (3) (1975, 1981 & 1983)
    Highest Batting Average (4) (NL) (1975, 1976, 1981 & 1983)
    Most Hit By Pitch (1) (NL) (1976)
    World Series Rings (1) (Pittsburgh Pirates 1979) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes: 
    (NL: 1976, 6th) & (NL: 1983, 8th
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Runs Scored)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Doubles)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Power-Speed #)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    87. Intentional Walks: 121

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1993: 4.5%

  • Should be Inducted As A: Pittsburgh Pirate

Should Bill Madlock be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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