Blair would win the Gold Glove eight times, was first in Total Zone Runs amongst American League Centerfielders seven times, and he finished in the top ten in Defensive bWAR six times. Blair’s glove would help the Orioles win the 1966 and 1970 World Series Championship.
While he was not the most patient hitter (his OBP was only .306), his .254 Batting Average was decent, and he was an excellent bunter. He led the AL in Triples in 1967, was twice an All-Star, and he would have three 15 Home Run seasons and three 20 Stolen Base seasons for the O's.Blair would be traded to New York in 1977. He would win two more World Series Rings with the Yankees. With the Orioles, he had 1,426 Hits with 126 Home Runs and 167 Stolen Bases, and he was inducted to the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1984.
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