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Buddy Bell Was Raised in a MLB Locker Room

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Buddy Bell was born while his father, Gus, was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted as a promising prospect in 1969 by the Indians. His 1st appearance in the Majors was with the Indians in 1972, mostly in the outfield, but afterwards becoming a fixture at third base. Bell was a solid, but not overpowering, right-handed hitter on a mostly lackluster Indians team. He was named to the All-Star team in 1973.

As player

  • Cleveland Indians (1972–1978)
  • Texas Rangers (1979–1985)
  • Cincinnati Reds (1985–1988)
  • Houston Astros (1988)
  • Texas Rangers (1989)

As manager

  • Detroit Tigers (1996–1998)
  • Colorado Rockies (2000–2002)
  • Kansas City Royals (2005–2007)

Career highlights and awards

  • 5× All-Star (1973, 1980–1982, 1984)
  • 6× Gold Glove Award (1979–1984)
  • Silver Slugger Award (1984)
  • Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
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