Special Report

Greatest Baseball Player the Year You Were Born

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1967
> Player: Carl Yastrzemski
> Position, team: Left field, Boston Red Sox
> Statistics: .326 batting avg., 121 RBIs, 44 home runs

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1968
> Player: Bob Gibson
> Position, team: Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
> Statistics: 1.12 ERA, 22-9 record, 268 strikeouts

1969
> Player: Bob Gibson
> Position, team: Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
> Statistics: 2.18 ERA, 20-13 record, 269 strikeouts

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1970
> Player: Carl Yastrzemski
> Position, team: First base, Boston Red Sox
> Statistics: .329 batting avg., 102 RBIs, 40 home runs

1971
> Player: Wilbur Wood
> Position, team: Pitcher, Chicago White Sox
> Statistics: 1.91 ERA, 22-13 record, 210 strikeouts

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1972
> Player: Steve Carlton
> Position, team: Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
> Statistics: 1.98 ERA, 27-10 record, 310 strikeouts

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1973
> Player: Tom Seaver
> Position, team: Pitcher, New York Mets
> Statistics: 2.08 ERA, 19-10 record, 251 strikeouts

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1974
> Player: Mike Schmidt
> Position, team: Third base, Philadelphia Phillies
> Statistics: .282 batting avg., 116 RBIs, 36 home runs

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1975
> Player: Joe Morgan
> Position, team: Second base, Cincinnati Reds
> Statistics: .327 batting avg., 94 RBIs, 17 home runs

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1976
> Player: Mark Fidrych
> Position, team: Pitcher, Detroit Tigers
> Statistics: 2.34 ERA, 19-9 record, 97 strikeouts

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