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SUBWAY® is celebrating ‘The Boys in the Hall’ all summer long to spotlight potential future Baseball Hall of Famers. Kicking off the feature is one of the game’s hottest third baseman, Evan Longoria. Since breaking into the MLB as a 22-year-old in 2008, Longoria has made three All-Star Game appearances, has won the AL Rookie of the Year Award and is almost always an MVP candidate. He also happens to be a Gold Glover at the hot corner. Through his first four seasons in the bigs, Longoria crushed 113 homers, drove in 401 RBIs and scored 341 runs while posting a .271 batting average. Comparing him to arguably the greatest third baseman of all-time, Mike Schmidt, Longoria has similar numbers, as Schmidt hit 130 homers, 370 RBIs and scored 356 runs while posting a .252 BA in his first four full seasons. An injury cost the Rays’ third-overall pick in 2006 nearly 100 games in 2012, but he still posted strong numbers, putting up a .289 BA and 17 homers in 74 games played.

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