Special Report

Greatest Baseball Player the Year You Were Born

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1987
> Player: Roger Clemens
> Position, team: Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
> Statistics: 2.97 ERA, 20-9 record, 256 strikeouts

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1988
> Player: Wade Boggs
> Position, team: Third base, Boston Red Sox
> Statistics: .366 batting avg., 58 RBIs, 5 home runs

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1989
> Player: Bret Saberhagen
> Position, team: Pitcher, Kansas City Royals
> Statistics: 2.16 ERA, 23-6 record, 193 strikeouts

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1990
> Player: Roger Clemens
> Position, team: Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
> Statistics: 1.93 ERA, 21-6 record, 209 strikeouts

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1991
> Player: Cal Ripken Jr.
> Position, team: Shortstop, Baltimore Orioles
> Statistics: .323 batting avg., 114 RBIs, 34 home runs

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1992
> Player: Greg Maddux
> Position, team: Pitcher, Chicago Cubs
> Statistics: 2.18 ERA, 20-11 record, 199 strikeouts

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1993
> Player: Barry Bonds
> Position, team: Left field, San Francisco Giants
> Statistics: .336 batting avg., 123 RBIs, 46 home runs

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1994
> Player: Greg Maddux
> Position, team: Pitcher, Atlanta Braves
> Statistics: 1.56 ERA, 16-6 record, 156 strikeouts

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1995
> Player: Greg Maddux
> Position, team: Pitcher, Atlanta Braves
> Statistics: 1.63 ERA, 19-2 record, 181 strikeouts

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1996
> Player: Ken Griffey Jr.
> Position, team: Center field, Seattle Mariners
> Statistics: .303 batting avg., 140 RBIs, 49 home runs

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