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    Nicknamed The Human Rain Delay for his deliberate preparation in the batter's box as he analyzed each situation, the lefthanded Hargrove ranks 16th in career on-base percentage and twice led the AL in walks. He was named 1974 AL Rookie of the Year, hitting a career-high .323 with the Rangers. He led AL first basemen in assists twice and errors three times. Traded to the Padres in 1979, he slumped to .192 in 52 games and was waived back to the AL, hitting .325 in 100 games for the Indians. He followed with two more .300 seasons, but slowly lost his job to Pat Tabler. Hargrove became a minor league manager for the Indians. (MC)

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