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Mark Belanger
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Baseball Player
    (June 8, 1944-October 6, 1998)
    Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
    Nicknamed 'The Blade'
    Shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1981) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1982)
    Won 8 AL Shortstop Gold Gloves (1969, 1971, 1973-1978)
    World Series champion (1970)
    Died of lung cancer at the age of 54
    He was a poor hitter.
    He played in the majors for 18 seasons and he only made one All-Star selection.
    He smoked.
    He finished his playing career with the Dodgers, despite being one of the notable players in Baltimore.
    His career low batting average was .228.
    He was a great shortstop in defense.
    He was a fan favorite in Baltimore.
    He was intelligent.
    He smacked a home run in Game 1 of the 1969 ALCS.
    He held Oriole shortstop records in career games, double plays, and assists until Cal Ripken, Jr. broke them.
    He also held shortstop playoff records in career games, double plays, total chances, assists and putouts until Omar Vizquel and Derek Jeter overtook them.
    He had a .977 career fielding average, which was the highest by an AL shortstop at the time of his retirement.

Credit: Neo NX2004

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