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by Howie Stalwick & r & 1. Holds major league records for second basemen with .989 career fielding percentage, 123 consecutive games without an error and nine consecutive Gold Gloves (best defensive player at his position in his league).

2. Held major league record of 277 career home runs while playing second base. Jeff Kent, currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, broke the record last year with Houston.

3. The Sporting News Major League Player of the Year and National League Most Valuable Player, 1984.

4. National League all-star 10 consecutive years (1984-93).

5. Won six Silver Slugger awards as the top offensive second baseman in the National League.

6. Batted over .300 five times, hit 25 or more homers six times, drove in 100 runs twice, scored 100 or more runs seven times, stole 25 or more bases seven times, committed eight or fewer errors in nine of his 14 full seasons in the major leagues.

7. Career marks of .285 batting average, .452 slugging percentage, .344 on-base percentage, .989 fielding percentage, 282 home runs and 344 stolen bases. Played 2,164 games in 16 seasons.

8. Career highs of .314 batting average (1984), 40 home runs (1990), 100 runs batted in (1990 and 1991), 36 doubles (1984), 19 triples (1984), 54 stolen bases (1985), .559 slugging percentage (1990) and .379 on-base percentage (1991).

9. In 1984, led Chicago Cubs to first postseason appearance since 1945; it was just the club's ninth winning season since 1945.

10. First player to win a Gold Glove in first year at new position (1983). First player to compile single-season totals of 50 stolen bases and 40 home runs during his career (1985 and 1990, respectively).

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