Mike Schmidt

Death Date
Debut Year1972
Year of Induction1995
Teams Phillies
Position Third Base

A 12-time All Star, 3-time MVP, and 10-time Gold Glover, Mike Schmidt is widely considered the greatest third baseman in MLB history.

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Mike Schmidt personal letter from 1988

Mike Schmidt personal letter from 1988

A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt was known for his home run hitting prowess as well as his fine glove work at the hot corner. An eight-time home run leader, Schmidt also earned ten Gold Glove Awards. The three-time MVP finished with 548 career round trippers.

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