Happy Birthday Paul Molitor!!!
Paul Molitor turns 56 years old today.
Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004, Paul Molitor had a brilliant 21-year career. Never getting the opportunity to showcase his talents in front of a consistently large crowd, Molitor spent most of his career as an unheralded superstar.
With 3,316 career hits and a lifetime batting average of .306 Paul Molitor is one of the greatest hitters of the last 40 years. For a player that was not classified as a ‘power hitter’ Molitor quietly bashed 234 home runs. And while also never being classified as a ‘speedster’, Paul also accumulated 504 stolen bases. This multi-dimensional player was a 7-time All-star, and he won 4 Silver Slugger awards as well. Molitor finished in the Top 20 for the MVP award 9 times over the course of his career where his highest finish was coming in at 2nd place in 1993.
Happy Birthday Mr. Molitor!!!