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They didn’t seem like much at the time. A pair of skinny kids running out to the middle of the diamond at Fenway Park on September 9, 1977. One grew up in San Diego, while the other one hailed from a small town on the southern border of Virginia.  Alan Trammell was just 19 years old when he made his major league debut that night and his running mate was only 20.  No one could have predicted what the next 20 years would hold for the duo.

Appreciating Señor Smoke

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The Detroit Tigers have made some good trades over the years. Miguel Cabrera was acquired from the Marlins, Norm Cash from the  Indians and Placido Polanco from the Phillies, just to name a few.

Yet, there is one deal that is hardly ever mentioned when evaluating the best trades in club history.

The Original Mr. 4000

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It’s an exclusive club. One that includes only two players. To become a member of this exclusive fraternity, plenty of skill is certainly required. Beyond that, the good fortune to stay healthy is also a must. Only two players in the history of the game have reached the 4000 hit plateau. Collecting 3000 hits makes …