Monday, May 18, 2020

HOF Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor achieved a lot during his playing days and had some success, even, as a manager. Though he was dismissed as Twins manager a year after rightly winning the Manager of the Year in 2017. That team far exceeded expectations, and what's more is that the 2019 iteration under the helm of Rocco Baldelli did even better, earning Rocco the same award.

But the focus here is on Paul Molitor's playing days. This is his 1998 Topps card showing most of the stats from his Hall of Fame career. He played 126 games in 1998 but was not issued with a Topps base card in 1999. I honestly don't feel the 1998 Topps set is memorable. I might class it as uninspired and boring.

A seven time All-Star, four time Silver Slugger, World Series winner and MVP (1993). His time in baseball started well, finished second in the Rookie of the Year category in 1978 (to Lou Whitaker who is rightly NOT in the Hall of Fame).

Molitor played for three teams: The Brewers, the Blue Jays, and the Twins. How do you most remember him? I'm going with as a Brewers. 

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  1. I think you have to say the Brewers, but Molitor is a Minnesota native (next door to us here in ND) and his Twins playing career coincides with some of the peak fandom days of my youth, so I tend to think of him as a Twin.

  2. Although I definitely remember Molitor best with the Brewers... I can still picture him with the Blue Jays and Twins. I think it's because he had so much success with all three franchises.