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Old 08-25-2006, 02:21 AM   #486
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With there 24th round selection in the all time MLB Draft The Greeley Grays select Willie Hernandez RP Cubs/Phillies/Tigers

When Willie Hernandez was acquired by the Detroit Tigers in a four-player trade in the last week of spring training in 1984, there was little way of knowing just how crucial he would be to the team's success that season. As a veteran reliever who had never saved more than 10 games or pitched more than 115 innings in a season, Hernandez was seen as a decent setup man with experience. But he mastered his screwball in '84 and baffled American League batters on his way to the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. He converted 32 of 33 save opportunities and posted a stingy 1.92 ERA, as his carefully permed hair and cheek bulging with chew became familiar to Tigers' fans in his 80 games on the mound. Far from a one-year wonder, Willie followed with a similar season in 1985, and retired with more saves than any other Tigers pitcher

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Manager-Earl Weaver

C -Thurman Munson
1B-Lou Gehrig
2B-Craig Biggio
SS-Derek Jeter
3B-Wade Boggs
LF-Billy Williams
CF-Kirby Puckett
RF-Chuck Klein
DH-Paul Molitor
Sandy Koufax SP
Curt Schilling SP
Early Wynn SP
Jim "Catfish"Hunter SP
Al Spalding SP
Eric Gagne RP
Willie Hernandez RP
John Hiller RP
1B-Frank Thomas
2B-Nellie Fox
3B-Frank Baker
SS-Barry Larkin
LF-Barry Bonds

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