R.I.P. Paul Blair

(February 1, 1944 – December 26, 2013)

Blair 1980 Topps

A centerfielder for the Orioles, Yankees, and Reds, Paul Blair passed away at the age of 69. Reports are that he collapsed while bowling. Blair was a two-time All-Star, eight-time Gold Glove winner, and four-time World Champion with the Orioles and Yankees. He spent part of the 1979 season with the Reds, but his last great season was 1974. Blair topped 5.0 in WAR three times, 6.0 once, and 7.0 once. For those learning about WAR (like me), 5.0+ is considered All-Star level, so he had five All-Star level seasons.

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Music lover, occasional writer, wishing he had immeasurable wealth so he didn't have to work a "real job."

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