Mike Hargrove

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Birthdate 10/26/1949
Death Date
Debut Year 1974
Year of Induction
Teams Indians, Mariners, Orioles, Padres, Rangers
Positions First Base, Manager

Rookie of the Year and All Star Mike Hargrove piloted the Indians to two AL pennants and was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2008.

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As manager, Mike Hargrove wrote Cal Ripken Jr.'s name onto this lineup card the day he passed Al Kaline on the all time hits list

As manager, Mike Hargrove wrote Cal Ripken Jr.'s name onto this lineup card the day he passed Al Kaline on the all time hits list

The 1974 Rookie of the Year, Mike Hargrove played twelve years as a big league first baseman and designated hitter. Boasting a .396 career on-base percentage, Hargrove led the AL in the category in 1981 (.424) and posted
 Hargrove led the Cleveland to five consecutive AL Central Division titles from 1995-1999

Hargrove led the Cleveland to five consecutive AL Central Division titles from 1995-1999

Mike Hargrove spent his final 7 big league seasons playing in Cleveland. Highly respected by Indians management, Hargrove was signed as their manager in the middle of the 1991 season. For each of the eight full seasons he piloted the Tribe, Hargrove finished in the top
Reverse of lineup card show the Seattle Kingdome's ground rules

Reverse of lineup card show the Seattle Kingdome's ground rules

As is customary with lineup cards of this vintage, this one shows the stadium ground rules on the back. Though most of the rules are standard to all stadiums, the Seattle Kingdome had some issues all its own. Near the top of the ground rules is the portion called, “HITTING SUSPENDED OBJECTS

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