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Highlights: Graig Nettles is a retired MLB third baseman who spent 22 seasons in the majors. He is best remembered for his time wit the New York Yankees, where he won two World Series and was six times named an All-Star.

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Graig Nettles is a retired MLB third baseman who enjoyed a 22-year professional career from 1967-1988 with the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-1983), San Diego Padres (1984-1986), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos (1988). Nettles enjoyed most his success during his time in New York and was a six-time All-Star with the Yankees in 1975, 1977-1980 and 1985. In 1977 and 1978, he won back-to-back Gold Gloves for his defense and was an integral part of the Yankees’ teams that won the World Series in both years.

The 1977 season saw Nettles record his finest offensively as he hit 37 home runs and tallied 107 RBI. Nettles led the A.L. in home runs and was the ALCS MVP in 1981 as he hit .500 with 9 RBI in leading the Yankees back to the World Series. In the 1978 World Series, Game 3, he earned praise for his defensive play at third base that prevented the Dodgers from scoring and propelled the Yankees to victory. In 1980, Nettles notched his 267th home run and set a record for the most homers ever by a 3rd baseman in the American League. He went on to serve as New York’s team captain from 1982-1984. In total for his career, Nettles had a batting average of .248 with 1,314 RBI and 390 home runs.

After his MLB playing days ended, Nettles served as a coach for the Yankees and Padres and also played and managed in the Senior Professional Baseball Association. Additionally, he authored a memoir entitled Balls. A San Diego native, in 1991 Nettles was inducted into the San Diego Hall of Champions.

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