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Let's get down to business on player #1. Lots of hints now:

 

 

He's the only MLB player to play for two teams for at least 12 seasons each.

He still holds the major league record of 512 career sacrifice bunts, over 100 more than any other player. He was the first major leaguer in modern history to steal 80 bases in a season, and still shares the major league record of six steals in a game, which he accomplished twice in September 1912. He regularly batted over .320, retiring with a career average of .333. He also holds major league records for career games (2,650), assists (7,630) and total chances (14,591) at second base, and ranks second in putouts (6,526). He is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League games in four decades.

 

Bill James considers him the greatest second baseman of all time.

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Nope.

 

This one is a little tough. This player, though one of the all-time greats, is often overlooked. 

 

He has an unusual first name, and is the only major league player ever with that last name.

Nap Lajoie then correct? I saw Doc mention him earlier so I assume that's him? Can't believe I forgot him, he was a fantastic player. 

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Let's get down to business on player #1. Lots of hints now:

 

 

He's the only MLB player to play for two teams for at least 12 seasons each.

He still holds the major league record of 512 career sacrifice bunts, over 100 more than any other player. He was the first major leaguer in modern history to steal 80 bases in a season, and still shares the major league record of six steals in a game, which he accomplished twice in September 1912. He regularly batted over .320, retiring with a career average of .333. He also holds major league records for career games (2,650), assists (7,630) and total chances (14,591) at second base, and ranks second in putouts (6,526). He is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League games in four decades.

 

Bill James considers him the greatest second baseman of all time.

the last line gave it away.  Eddie Collins. 

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Doc got it!

 

Okay, one left, #7 

 

from wikipedia (I left one record out because it might be too obvious)

 

 

Considered one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in the history of Major League Baseball, he compiled a career batting average of .345 (sixth all-time[1]). Defensively, his career records for assists, double plays, and unassisted double plays by an outfielder still stand. His fielding glove was known as the place "where triples go to die."[2]

He led the Boston Red Sox to two World Series championships. As player-manager for the Cleveland Indians, he led the team to its first World Series title. His innovations, most notably the platoon system and the infield rotation play, revolutionized the game.

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