NSL HALL OF FAME

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George Brett

 

15 Year NSL Career

Elected 2000, entered as a York First Capitol

Eight time All Star

Four time All League

Selected in the 1979 stocking Draft 4th Round

He received XX votes (XX needed)

 

George was the 4th round pick of the York First Capitols in the original 1979 stocking draft, and drafted to a club which already had Mike Schmidt at is 15 years.  His BB/K ratio is great- 683/749, but perhaps more impressive is his high rbi total of 1183.  One can argue that he was on a  great offensive club as the York First Caps were, but likewise there were lots of other guys in the lineup who got rbi as well.  Solid in every categoy and a true leader of some great Yok clubs.

 

He appeared in 8 All Star Games where he was 5 for 20 with 3 doubles.  In the post season he was 35 for 120 (.292).  He scored 13 post season runs and drove in 11 in his 31 games.  He had 10 doubnd a HR in those games, walking 3 times while striking out 12.  He had 5 post season SB.

 

His best year was likely 1981 when he batted a cool .352 with 34 doubles, 108 runs, and 83 rbi as well as stealing 16 bases and smacking 26 HR.  His best HR year was 1988 when he ripped 33, and he drove in more than 100 four separate seasons.  His 1980 year boasted 83 X base hits and 215 base knocks for a .334 batting average.  He left in style, batting .270 with 33 doubles in his final season of 1993.

 

George Howard Brett

3B/1B/DH

elected 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM

G

AB

R

HITS

RBI

2B

3B

HR

BB

K

SB

CS

E

AVG.

1979 York

128

476

48

131

71

46

5

6

20

46

31

X

11

0.275

1980 York

154

643

118

215

90

40

19

24

57

39

7

X

1

0.334

1981 York

112

446

108

157

83

34

7

26

45

34

16

X

1

0.352

1982 York

89

338

58

111

51

35

7

8

24

28

17

X

1

0.328

1983 York

135

522

71

168

107

36

9

26

39

39

1

X

10

0.322

1984 York

123

457

68

131

77

37

1

19

48

58

1

2

8

0.287

1985 York

98

377

53

90

51

18

4

18

29

47

0

1

0

0.239

1986 York

151

550

92

171

109

37

6

26

82

65

4

3

0

0.311

1987 York

123

441

65

109

62

22

0

16

48

42

3

3

8

0.247

1988 York

115

421

96

131

101

16

1

33

69

60

4

4

2

0.311

1989 York

157

584

87

170

98

36

3

24

70

74

7

2

10

0.291

1990 York

124

444

64

120

70

32

5

6

50

48

15

6

0

0.270

1991 York

136

538

81

166

105

39

5

20

40

55

6

5

7

0.309

1992 York

109

345

31

89

32

31

2

5

39

47

1

0

1

0.258

1993 York

152

556

61

150

76

33

5

10

23

67

13

1

0

0.270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

1906

7138

1101

2109

1183

492

79

267

683

749

126

27

60

0.295

 

 

 

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Gary Carter

 

 

15 Year NSL Career

Elected 2000, entered as a Green Mountain Canuck

Seven All Star Teams

Six All-League Teams

Selected in the 1979 Stocking Draft in the 10th round

He received 50 1/2 votes (50 needed)

 

Gary was the 10th round pick of the Green Mountain Canucks in the 1979 Stocking Draft.  Unlike other clubs of the era, Green Mountain didn't have a host of All-Stars, and Carter did a lot of his damage on his own.  He played his full 15 year career for the Canucks, and has his number retired by the franchise in 1994.  From his non-traditional offensive position, he smacked 266 career HR and drove in 971 runs.  His best season was 1986 when he hit 36 HR and drove in 124 for a playoff club.  He had a better year in HR in 1981 when he smoked 41, scored a career high 96 runs and drove in 114.  He batted over .300 twice, yet slipped in his final years.  But he was a true cornerstonce of the Canuck franchise for years.

 

He appeared in 7 All Star Games wher he was 2 for 17 with a HR. He did have 3 All Sar rbi.  In the post season, he aeared in 16 games, was 7 for 52, and had 5 doubles and 6 rbi.

 

A solid, if not spectacular performer for a club that really never had that much offense, Carter teamed with Barfield, Dawson, and others to give the Canucks their first tastes of glory with playoff appearances in 1983 and 1986, as well as a Championship Series appearance in 1989.  His 7 All Star appearances were consecutive, 1980-1986 as were his All Leage honors, 1981-1986.

 

Gary Carter Career Stats

Player

Year

Tm

Avg

G

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SO

BB

SB

CS

E

Carter,Gary

1979

GrMt

.260

141

503

67

131

66

28

0

24

63

47

11

0

2

Carter,Gary

1980

GrMt

.275

134

506

69

139

73

22

3

24

67

45

2

0

2

Carter,Gary

1981

GrMt

.302

142

547

96

165

114

25

6

41

57

43

1

0

1

Carter,Gary

1982

GrMt

.265

98

351

37

93

54

19

0

23

41

35

0

0

0

Carter,Gary

1983

GrMt

.283

151

548

76

155

92

34

1

26

90

59

5

0

0

Carter,Gary

1984

GrMt

.302

139

507

55

153

60

35

4

11

62

56

1

1

0

Carter,Gary

1985

GrMt

.278

154

575

68

160

97

37

4

20

59

67

0

3

4

Carter,Gary

1986

GrMt

.256

145

540

83

138

124

14

0

36

53

62

0

2

2

Carter,Gary

1987

GrMt

.232

127

452

45

105

62

18

1

13

59

42

0

0

0

Carter,Gary

1988

GrMt

.267

125

423

43

113

65

16

0

12

66

30

0

0

0

Carter,Gary

1989

GrMt

.242

124

446

44

108

63

17

1

16

67

36

0

0

5

Carter,Gary

1990

GrMt

.224

23

76

9

17

12

5

0

3

15

7

0

0

2

Carter,Gary

1991

GrMt

.270

81

244

31

66

33

16

0

9

23

23

0

0

7

Carter,Gary

1992

GrMt

.243

72

218

27

53

31

17

0

3

23

19

0

0

6

Carter,Gary

1993

GrMt

.196

82

281

20

55

25

15

1

5

41

18

0

0

9

Carter,Gary

15

 

.266

1738

6217

770

1651

971

318

21

266

786

589

20

6

40

 

 

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Cecil Cooper

 

 

9 Year NSL Career

Elected 1994, entered as a Cleveland Hit-Man

Three All Star Teams

Three All-League Teams

Selected in the 1979 Stocking Draft 9th round

He received 65 1/2 votes (50 needed)

 

Cecil was the first ever mem,ber of the NSL Hall of Fame, being elected in 1994.  Although he had just 9 NSL campaigns, he made himself eligible with a .303 lifetime batting average on some incredibly potent Cleveland Hit-Men clubs.  In his 9 seasons, he put up huge numbers- 1376 base hits, 788 rbi, and 303 doubles just to name a few.  He flirted with .400 in 1981, going down tot he wire before slipping to a .397 mark, the best ever in NSL league play at the time.  Interestingly, he sole 50 bases in his career and stroked 170 long balls.  In 1981 he was awarded the league MVP as the most valuable player in the league.

 

He appeared in 3 All Star games where he was 2 for 7 with 2 BB and 2 Ks.  He went to the playoffs with the Hit-Men for 5 straight years, where he batted .266 in 35 post season games.  He ripped 5 post season HR and drove in 17, scoring 17 times as well.

 

His best year was that MVP season of 1981 with the run at .400.  With 239 hits that year, he also pasted 45 doubles and drove in 121.  He was tops in the league in doubles the following year with 43, and was in the top 10 in rbi for 5 straight years, 1981-1985.  Of course, Cecil, thanks his friends- the rest of the Hit-Men teams of the early 1980s, as their offense was one of the best in the league..

 

Cecil Cooper Career Stats

SName

Player

Year

Tm

Avg

G

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SO

BB

SB

CS

E

1979

Cooper,Cecil

1979

Clev

.314

98

398

65

125

66

23

0

18

68

34

3

0

0

1980

Cooper,Cecil

1980

Clev

.299

150

586

103

175

84

47

0

26

75

44

16

0

0

1981

Cooper,Cecil

1981

Clev

.391

152

612

101

239

121

45

0

23

55

45

9

0

0

1982

Cooper,Cecil

1982

Clev

.310

102

416

55

129

76

43

1

15

39

18

1

0

0

1983

Cooper,Cecil

1983

Clev

.273

154

637

87

174

109

40

2

23

58

32

1

0

1

1984

Cooper,Cecil

1984

Clev

.302

160

660

86

199

108

35

1

36

59

22

0

1

0

1985

Cooper,Cecil

1985

Clev

.268

148

597

73

160

108

26

2

17

70

26

8

0

2

1986

Cooper,Cecil

1986

Clev

.267

154

619

76

165

111

40

5

12

79

32

12

1

2

1987

Cooper,Cecil

1987

Clev

.323

19

31

5

10

5

4

0

0

4

4

0

1

1

PlyrTot

Cooper,Cecil

9

 

.302

1137

4556

651

1376

788

303

11

170

507

257

50

3

6

 

 

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Dale Murphy

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Jim  Rice

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Mike Schmidt

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Dave Winfield

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Robin Yount

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Nolan Ryan

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Andre Dawson

 

 

18 Year NSL Career

Elected 2003, entered as a Green Mountain Canuck

Seven All Star Teams

Five All-League Teams

Selected in the 1979 Stocking Draft 4th round

He received 90 1/2 votes (65 needed)

 

Andre became the 11th player elected to the NSL Hall of Fame with his election in 2003.  His 376 career HR were 2nd only to Dave Winfield at the time of his election, and 1284 rbi were 4th in the Hall.  Known as a money player, Dawson was a 7 time All Star including 4 in a row from 1981-1984, and was on 5 All League teams.  He was originally selected in the 4th round of the 1979 Stocking Draft.  He batted over .300 in 20 post season games.

 

Andre's best year for batting average was 1984 when he amassed 203 hits and batted .321, but his best power year was in 1988 for the Mentor Motorheads when he had 54 HR and drove in 162.  He played 9 years for the Canucks, including the beginning and the end of his career.  In his first 14 years in the league, he had double digit HR in all but one season, and drove in 100 runs 4 different times.  His 250 SB were tops in the Hall on his election day.

 

Dawson was a stud player for some awful clubs, including the early Canucks, which makes his record that much more outstanding.  Although his career was sidetracked to 6 different clubs in the middle, he'll always be remembered as a Green Mountain Canuck.

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Andre Dawson Career Stats

SName

Player

Year

Tm

Avg

G

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SO

BB

SB

CS

E

1979

Dawson,Andre

1979

GrMt

.229

156

584

71

134

75

24

10

19

137

42

22

0

5

1980

Dawson,Andre

1980

GrMt

.251

149

645

80

162

88

14

15

27

115

13

37

0

9

1981

Dawson,Andre

1981

GrMt

.302

143

582

101

176

123

45

10

27

55

38

31

0

0

1982

Dawson,Andre

1982

GrMt

.301

101

392

65

118

65

22

0

22

45

28

26

0

1

1983

Dawson,Andre

1983

GrMt

.309

148

601

102

186

67

43

5

16

77

37

42

0

0

1984

Dawson,Andre

1984

GrMt

.321

152

633

105

203

105

38

11

28

63

20

37

1

2

1985

Dawson,Andre

1985

GrMt

.233

106

330

42

77

35

10

1

10

48

23

3

1

1

1986

Dawson,Andre

1986

GuBr

.222

118

387

43

86

64

14

0

20

69

13

5

0

4

1987

Dawson,Andre

1987

GuBr

.230

66

178

29

41

18

15

0

8

33

19

6

0

0

1988

Dawson,Andre

1988

Ment

.309

148

606

112

187

162

18

1

54

107

39

7

1

3

1989

Dawson,Andre

1989

WoWi

.289

155

598

85

173

102

34

5

26

80

36

15

2

1

1990

Dawson,Andre

1990

EHHu

.276

106

416

63

115

68

25

4

22

69

34

5

1

5

1991

Dawson,Andre

1991

EHHu

.269

142

524

67

141

81

35

2

29

95

22

10

1

2

1992

Dawson,Andre

1992

NeEn

.260

139

547

59

142

79

31

0

25

100

15

2

0

9

1993

Dawson,Andre

1993

NeEn

.271

136

502

60

136

91

21

2

26

75

22

0

1

23

1994

Dawson,Andre

1994

NeEn

.209

73

206

12

43

19

15

0

4

27

8

0

0

3

1995

Dawson,Andre

1995

GrMt

.290

44

155

21

45

25

8

2

9

31

8

2

0

0

1996

Dawson,Andre

1996

GrMt

.263

35

118

15

31

17

4

0

4

15

4

0

0

0

PlyrTot

Dawson,Andre

18

 

.274

2117

8004

1132

2196

1284

416

68

376

1241

421

250

8

68

 

 

    

 

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Don Mattingly

 

 

13 Year NSL Career

Elected 2003, entered as Lamoille County Fuzz

Six All Star Teams

Five All-League Teams

Selected in the 1984 Rookie Draft 2nd Round

MVP 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

He received 67 votes (65 needed)

 

Don became the 12th player selected top the Hall of Fame with his election in 2003.  Although he had a relatively short career, he had the incredible distinction of winning 4 straight MVP awards from 1985-1988.  He was originally selected in the 2nd round of the 1984 Rookie Draft by the Lamoille County Fuzz.  In 32 post season games he had 9 HR and 34 rbi.

 

Don was lucky enough to be on one of the most potent offensive clubs in the mid-1980s, the Fuzz of Lamoille County.  He led the league in rbi 3 different times including a whopping 176 in 1986, when he also led the league with 47 HR.  Although he was only in the top ten two other times in HR, he had 7 years when he was in the top 10 in rbi- a true measure of the great offensive teams he played for.  Despite just a 14 year career, he drove in over 1000 runs (1319).  His career batting average was best in the Hall of Fame at the time of his election.

 

Mattingly was a 6 time All Star which included the 4 MVP years.  While he is the 12th player enshrined in our Hall of Fame, he will always stand out with the 4 straight MVP awards and all those rbi.  One must note that he was selected in the 2nd round of the 1984 Rookie Draft- yet put up Hall of Fame numbers despite being totally bypassed in the first round.  His final season he was peddled to the New England Elite, but the rest of his career (and rbi) were with the Fuzz.

 

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Don Mattingly Career Stats

SName

Player

Year

Tm

Avg

G

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SO

BB

SB

CS

Errs

1984

Mattingly,Don

1984

LaCo

.288

50

170

21

49

25

9

2

4

14

14

0

0

3

1985

Mattingly,Don

1985

LaCo

.335

145

579

89

194

147

53

2

30

37

37

2

2

11

1986

Mattingly,Don

1986

LaCo

.350

159

649

118

227

176

36

2

47

42

65

4

5

1

1987

Mattingly,Don

1987

LaCo

.373

162

673

127

251

146

54

1

34

63

66

8

3

4

1988

Mattingly,Don

1988

LaCo

.369

138

569

117

210

164

44

6

47

70

51

1

1

1

1989

Mattingly,Don

1989

LaCo

.304

142

599

89

182

133

36

0

30

39

28

2

2

3

1990

Mattingly,Don

1990

LaCo

.298

156

625

88

186

111

43

0

27

61

54

2

1

2

1991

Mattingly,Don

1991

LaCo

.206

101

394

32

81

51

25

0

4

31

23

1

0

3

1992

Mattingly,Don

1992

LaCo

.278

146

583

56

162

78

34

1

9

72

29

1

1

3

1993

Mattingly,Don

1993

LaCo

.308

157

601

79

185

115

46

0

27

61

54

1

0

2

1994

Mattingly,Don

1994

LaCo

.252

134

523

65

132

83

20

4

22

67

58

1

0

0

1995

Mattingly,Don

1995

LaCo

.286

97

346

52

99

38

22

2

6

29

58

0

1

3

1996

Mattingly,Don

1996

NeEn

.247

115

369

40

91

52

19

2

9

36

13

0

0

2

PlyrTot

Mattingly,Don

13

 

.307

1702

6680

973

2049

1319

441

22

296

622

550

23

16

38

 

 

 

 

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Paul Molitor

 

 

21 Year NSL Career

Elected 2004, entered as a Cleveland Hit-Man

Ten All Star Teams

Five All-League Teams

Selected in the 1979 Stocking Draft-10th Round

He received 87 1/2 votes (65 needed)

 

Paul's play in 21 NSL seasons earned him a Hall of Fame selection in 2004.  He became the 3rd Hit Man to enter the Hall, joining teammates Dave Winfield and Cecil Cooper. Molitor enjoyed playing in 45 career post season games thanks to the great offensive Cleveland teams he was on.  He was a ten time All Star including 6 of the 7 years from 1988-1994, and a 5 time All League team member.

 

Paul batted higher than .300 for seven straight years in the late 80's to early 90's including a career and league best .335 in 1989.  He led the league in rbi in 1992 with 145 and led the league in hits 3 times, 1992, 1993, and 1994.  A serious leg injury cost him all of 1985, but soon after he began his roughly 10 years of unparalleled production.  His career batting average stands at an even .300, he had almost 900 extra base hits, and stole nearly 40 bases.

 

Molitor was a career Cleveland Hit-Man although that almost didn't happen as he was selected in the 1999 Expansion Draft, later being traded back to Cleveland in the same off season.  He coupled with Winfield and Cooper to lead the team to 3 titles in our early years for a team which was unquestionably the best in our first decade.  His numbers in most every category across the board may be hard to reach, as he displayed power, speed, and on base pct. throughout his wonderful career.

 

Paul Molitor Career Stats

SName

Player

Year

Tm

Avg

G

AB

R

H

RBI

2B

3B

HR

SO

BB

SB

CS

Errs

1979

Molitor,Paul

1979

Clev

.280

79

271

29

76

37

18

4

2

26

5

27

0

10

1980

Molitor,Paul

1980

Clev

.338

140

583

135

197

79

22

16

11

45

37

47

0

22

1981

Molitor,Paul

1981

Clev

.306

110

445

72

136

60

37

6

5

38

32

29

0

18

1982

Molitor,Paul

1982

Clev

.295

64

234

35

69

35

16

0

1

30

14

12

0

8

1983

Molitor,Paul

1983

Clev

.292

159

653

123

191

86

29

3

29

84

64

27

0

2

1984

Molitor,Paul

1984

Clev

.240

120

379

50

91

31

15

4

6

57

18

18

2

5

1985

Molitor,Paul

1985

Clev

.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1986

Molitor,Paul

1986

Clev

.274

140

573

115

157

58

22

1

10

66

57

19

10

17

1987

Molitor,Paul

1987

Clev

.326

105

435

81

142

53

38

7

10

81

32

16

1

8

1988

Molitor,Paul

1988

Clev

.309

103

446

83

138

95

29

5

20

62

55

41

3

14

1989

Molitor,Paul

1989

Clev

.335

152

609

117

204

49

32

2

9

49

67

54

4

6

1990

Molitor,Paul

1990

Clev

.328

155

610

105

200

148

46

1

10

62

58

22

2

7

1991

Molitor,Paul

1991

Clev

.326

103

405

76

132

73

28

10

10

45

30

19

0

9

1992

Molitor,Paul

1992

Clev

.330

158

625

110

206

145

35

12

21

55

53

8

0

0

1993

Molitor,Paul

1993

Clev

.322

158

611

100

197

120