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64 runs per game when he pitched. In regard to perennial concerns about his fielding, Jim again proved his defensive prowess by handling 46 fielding opportunities without an error, the second-highest total of errorless chances among AL pitchers in 1992. For the third consecu- Honors and Awards 1985 March of Dimes Amateur Athlete of the Year 1987 Golden Spikes Award James E. S. S. Olympic Committee Male Athlete of the Year Topps Major League All-Rookie Team National Rehabilitation Hospital Victory Award Owner’s Trophy Tony Conigliaro Award Hutch Award Inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame 5 Jim Abbott tive year, Jim also topped the 200 innings-pitched mark, solidifying his iron-man reputation.

There were several sparkling fielding plays, and seventeen outs resulted from ground balls hit to the infield. Though it was not pretty, it was a no-hitter just the same, and a testament to Jim’s intelligence as well as to his athletic ability and gritty competitiveness. Jim began the 1995 season with the Chicago White Sox but returned to the California Angels in July. After a poor showing in the 1996 season, Jim took a year off before signing a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox in 1998.

Flowers, Kevin. ” Baseball Digest 58, no. 4 (April, 1999). 2000 2002 2003 2006 2007 National League All-Star Team National League most valuable player National League Gold Glove Award American League All-Star Team Inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame MLB All-Century Team Uniform number 44 retired by Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers Library of Congress Living Legends Award Presidential Medal of Freedom Robie Award for humanitarianism Milwaukee dedicated Hank Aaron State Trail Inducted into Alabama Academy of Honor Freedman, Lew.

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