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Born on this date in 1951 was all-star third baseman Bill Madlock who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1979 until 1985. He was originally drafted by the Washington Senators in 1970 and made his major league debut in 1973 after they moved to Texas. After just one season he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins. The Cubs dealt him to the Giants in 1977 and after 2 1/2 seasons they traded him to the Pirates in a six player deal on June 28, 1979. Madlock played 85 games for the Pirates after the trade and hit .328 with 44 RBI’s and 21 stolen bases, helping them to an NL East title. In the playoffs he hit .250 in the NLCS then .375 with three runs batted in, to help the Pirates to their fifth World Series title. Madlock batted over .300 eight times Madlock had a down year in 1980 hitting just .277 after never hitting below .298 in any season. He followed that up with a .341 batting average to lead the NL in 1981. It was his third batting title, he w...
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