The stocky redhead broke in with a strong rookie season in 1962 (.298, 16 HR, 96
RBI), receiving the most All-Star votes of any AL player and starting both All-Star
Games that year. He worked hard to become an adequate third baseman and helped the
Twins contend in the 1960s. After hitting .307 in 1963, his average declined for
a ML-record seven consecutive years.