Paul Molitor

Paul MolitorPaul Molitor has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, being picked on 431 of 506 ballots (85.2 per cent) cast by reporters who have been members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for 10 or more years.

Molitor is beloved by Blue Jays fans. He was MVP of our 1993 World Series title giving his all during three season in Toronto. He becomes only the third Blue Jay ever elected to the Hall of Fame, joining Phil Niekro and Dave Winfield. Neikro merely stopped by for a cup of coffee while Winfield helped power us to our first World Series title before being replace at DH by Molitor for the 1993 season.

There were few Blue Jays I admired as much as Molitor. The man was one of the best pure hitters I've ever had the pleasure to watch. In 21 seasons he batted .306 and amassed 3,319 hits. He's the only player in history to reach 3,000 hits, 500 steals and hit 200 home runs. It's also worth noting he was the only Blue Jay at the time to spend his winters in Toronto. He embraced our city and we embraced him back.

Congratulations Paul Molitor, a more-than-worthy member of the Hall of Fame.


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