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Transcript of Jeff Bagwell
First Baseman. He played with the Houston
Astros for his whole major leage career. Jeff Bagwell Statistics Jeff Bagwell attended the University of Hartford In his career he hit 449 homeruns Also he batted in 1,529 runs in his 15 year career Interesting Facts Jeff Bagwell was voted the fourth best first baseman in the history of Baseball Bagwell was named the 1991 National League Rookie of the Year and the 1994 National League Most Valuable Player. Bagwell attended an all boys catholic highschool and excelled in baseball and in soccer and basketball. Jeff Bagwell's best
year in Baseball This is a photo taken in 1994 Jeff Bagwell's
best year in Baseball The best year in Bagwell's professional career was the strike-shortened 1994 season when he was unanimously named National League Most Valuable Player after batting .368 with 39 home runs, 116 runs batted in and 104 runs scored, in just 400 at-bats. He set, and still holds, the record for the fewest plate appearances in a season with at least 100 runs and RBIs. He became the first National Leaguer to finish first or second in batting average, home runs, RBI, and runs scored since Willie Mays in 1955. His .750 slugging percentage in 1994 ranks as the 11th best single-season mark in Major League history and was the highest by a National Leaguer since Rogers Hornsby in 1925. Bagwell's hand was broken by a pitch on August 10, just before the players' strike began; had the season continued, he would likely have missed the remainder of the year and might not have won the MVP. But because of the timing of his "lucky break," Bagwell became just the fourth player in National League history to win the award unanimously. Bagwell was also the runner-up for the 1999 MVP, and was third in 1997. Bagwell's Retirement The Astros declined to pick up the $18 million club option for 2007, instead buying Bagwell out for $7 million. Bagwell filed for free agency in November 2006 but announced his retirement one month later. Astros owner Drayton McLane and general manager Tim Purpura announced that Bagwell would remain in the Astros organization, in the player development department, as one of the Assistants to the General Manager.Bagwell made his first public appearance at Minute Maid Park since the end of his career on June 28, 2007, when he was pulled out of the Astros dugout after the 7th inning by his former teammate and long-time friend Craig Biggio, who had just logged his 3000th career hit. Biggio wanted Bagwell to be with him "between the lines one more time" and to share the achievement and appreciation from the hometown Houston fans.The Houston Astros retired his number 5 jersey on August 26, 2007, prior to the start of a game versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bagwell was the eighth player in Astros history to have his number retired.Jeff Bagwell became eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. He received 242 votes, or 41.7 percent of total ballots cast; the threshold for entry is 75 percent. This is Jeff Bagwell's retired number which is a great honor for any baseball player Jeff Bagwell is my favorite baseball player of all time and his legacy will live on in Houston Texas forever and he will be missed. He now lives in Houston with his wife Ericka and two daughters Bryce Alycia and Blake Alexia.