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Outfielders

Outfielders are generally the biggest bats on the team, and sometimes the biggest players too. Find out who made the Hall of Fame as an outfielder in this section.

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Tommy McCarthy

After he retired, Tommy McCarthy worked as a scout college coach and a minor-league manager. His only ostensible distinction was that he topped the American Association in stolen bases in 1890. See statistics for this Hall of Fame outfielder.


Born in Baltimore in 1895 George Ruth Jr. became one of baseball's greatest players. He forever changed the way baseball was played, inventing the home run as an offensive weapon. Learn how Babe Ruth made baseball history on HowStuffWorks. See more »

Cristobal Torriente was nicknamed "The Cuban Strongman" because of his broad shoulders and his ability to carry a ball club on them. Learn more about this outfielder who was part of one of the greatest defensive units of all time. See more »

Pete Hill was a key figure on three of Negro baseball's most legendary teams: the Philadelphia Giants, the Leland Giants of Chicago and the Chicago American Giants. In 1911 he had the greatest batting season by hitting safely in 115 of 116 games. See more »

Tony Gwynn won eight consecutive batting titles by the time he retired in 2001. Gwynn was elected to the Hall in 2007 -- the first year he was eligible. Learn about Tony Gwynn's effective swing and statistics. See more »

Willard Brown won two Triple Crowns and three batting titles within a four year period. He was considered one of the fastest players in the game. Learn about Willard Brown's career highlights and statistics. See more »

After being drafted by NFL, NBA, and MLB teams, Dave Winfield chose baseball and walked right from campus onto the San Diego Padres roster in spring 1973. He never played a game in the minor leagues. See more »

Kirby Puckett helped the Minnesota Twins become the first team in AL history to draw three million fans. After amassing 2,304 lifetime hits, he retired gracefully to a front office job and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. See more »

Reggie Jackson's power hitting brought World Series rings to the Oakland A's and New York Yankees, though his sport career started with football. Read about Mr. October's path to the Hall of Fame and his family background that aided his success. See more »

From 1954 to 1957, Duke Snider had more homers and RBIs than either of greats Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. Snider also hit homers and more RBI than any player in the 1950s. See more »

Willie Stargell played with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 21 years. Before signing with the Pirates, he was a middle linebacker for his school's football team until he broke his pelvis. See the stats that won him the NL NLCS and World Series MVP awards. See more »