Al Bumbry

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1979 Topps

The American League Rookie of the Year in 1973, Bumbry enjoyed 14 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of which were spent with the Baltimore Orioles. His rookie season may well have been the best one of his career. In 110 games that season, Bumbry hit .337 and led the American League with 11 triples. He was a .281 hitter for his career with 1422 hits in 5053 at bats. Another solid season for Bumbry was 1980 when he earned his lone all-star selection. He had a .318 average that year and scored 118 runs. He finished 13th in the 1980 MVP voting. Bumbry was a solid contributor and starting outfielder for the Orioles in 1983 when they won the World Series. He is also a member of the team’s Hall of Fame. Prior to his baseball career, Bumbry played basketball for four years at Virginia State College.

I was very excited to see Bumbry fill out the questionnaire. I remember him playing when I was a kid and it seems the younger players are much less likely to fill out the survey. While his answers are certainly brief, it was very cool for me to get them.

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Al Bumbry – career stats

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, punk rocker ... I am actually in the (a) Hall of Fame. They said to never trust anyone over 30 and now I am so far past that point, spinning aimlessly and still trying to figure out my place in the world.

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