In 1973 the Orioles had the AL Rookie of the Year, Al Bumbry
, and the runner-up,
the short, slim, deceptively powerful Coggins, who hit .319 to Bumbry's .337. After
a less impressive sophomore season and an 0-for-11 in the 1974 LCS, Coggins was traded
with Dave McNally
to Montreal for Ken Singleton and Mike Torrez. He developed a thyroid
condition in the spring of 1975 and played his last ML season at age 25.