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1. After seven solid seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates beginning in 1986, I signed as a free agent with the Giants. After winning two MVPs with the Pirates, I won my seventh overall with the Giants in 2004. I even hit 73 home runs in 2001. Who am I?
2. I was a 17-season career Cincinnati Red. I was part of the Big Red Machine. Retiring in 1983 as a catcher, I looked back at my career of the 1968 Rookie of the Year, and the 1970 and 1972 National League MVP awards. I was also a 14-time all-star. Who am I?
3. I began my career with the Twins of Minnesota in 1970. In 1973, I won 20 games which turned out to be my season best. Unfortunately, I set some records that I would rather not remember. In 1986, I gave up 50 home runs in the season, and my 50th was to a player in his first Major League at-bat. The following season I gave up 46. Who am I?
4. You could take my baseball career to the bank for sure. I was a career Chicago Cub, and played with the greats of Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, Joe Niekro, and Billy Williams. I was the original 'Mr. Cub'. Who am I?
5. During my rookie season in 1962, I watched Dodger Maury Wills break the almost unbreakable record of Ty Cobb's 96 stolen bases in a season. Wills stole 104. 13 seasons later in 1974, I broke Wills' record by stealing 118 with the Cardinals. Who am I?
6. There are a few things about my short baseball career. One is that I only played in one season as a pitcher in 1897 with the Cleveland Spiders. Two was that one of my teammates was the great Cy Young who won 511 career games. The third issue is that my name is the same as a comic book character who appeared more than 50 years later. Who am I?
7. I played eight of my 10 seasons with the Red Sox as a pitcher and retired as a Ranger in 1991. My nickname was 'Oil Can'. Who am I?
8. I played from 1991-2001 with the Athletics and Yankees. I played all the infield positions, the outfield, and DH throughout my career. I was the 1998 World Series MVP with the Yankees for batting .471 and hitting two home runs. Who am I?
9. I was a pitcher, had only two fingers and a thumb on my throwing hand, but yet they called me 'Three Fingers'. I won 20+ games in a season six consecutive times. Most of my career was as a Cub. Who am I?
10. I began my career in 1986 as a Texas Ranger. From the Rangers to the Orioles, and then to the Marlins in 1996, I was the Cy Young runner-up to John Smoltz of the Braves. Then from the Marlins to the Padres for one season, then the Dodgers, then the Yankees in 2004, I was still throwing strikes. Unfortunately, in 2005, one of my 'strikes' was to a camera man, and it cost me a 10-day suspension. Who am I?
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