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Molitor, Paul Leo

Paul Leo Molitor, 1956–, American baseball player, b. St. Paul, Minn. Drafted (1977) by the Milwaukee Brewers, he was called up to the majors in 1978 and became the American League's Rookie of the Year. Although the scrappy, speedy, hard-hitting Molitor was plagued by injuries during his career, he was World Series MVP in 1982 and had a 39-game hitting streak in 1987. He played both second and third base, and also often was a designated hitter. Joining the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993, he became a free agent in 1996 and moved to the Minnesota Twins; he retired two years later. Molitor's career statistics include a .306 average, 3,319 hits, and 504 stolen bases. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.

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