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Paul Blair

Outfielder + Major + Center Fielder
Male
Born Feb 1, 1944

Paul L. D. Blair is a former outfielder who spent seventeen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles (1964–76), New York Yankees (1977–79, 1980) and Cincinnati Reds (1979). He was the starting center fielder for the Orioles when they won two World Series Championships, four American League (AL) pennants and five AL East titles from 1966 to 1974.… Read More

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  • Former Major Leaguer Paul Blair Dies At 69
    LATimes - Dec 27, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Aug 28, 2013
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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Born on February 1, 1944.

TWENTIES

1966 22 Years Old He was the starting center fielder for the Orioles when they won two World Series Championships, four American League (AL) pennants and five AL East titles from 1966 to 1974.
1969 25 Years Old 1 More Event
One of baseball's best defensive players at his position, he earned the Gold Glove Award eight times, including seven consecutive from 1969 to 1975. … Read More

THIRTIES

1975 31 Years Old …  He was also one of the top bunters in the game, recording at least 10 sacrifice hits four times in his career, including 17 during the 1975 season.
1981 37 Years Old At the end of his playing career Blair was hired as an outfield instructor for the Yankees in 1981.
1982 38 Years Old In August 1982 he was named the head coach at Fordham University. … Read More

FORTIES

1985 41 Years Old He would then go back to work as an outfield instructor with the Houston Astros and as a third base coach for the Orioles Triple A team in Rochester and worked in that capacity until 1985.
1989 45 Years Old In 1989 he would play for the Gold Coast Suns in the newly formed Senior Professional Baseball Association, though the league would fold after the season.

FIFTIES

1995 51 Years Old Blair would get his next shot at coaching in 1995 when he was named the manager of the Yonkers Hoot Owls in the newly formed Northeast League, an independent league of professional baseball. … Read More
1998 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Blair would get his next, and to date his last, shot at coaching in 1998 when he was named as the head coach for the Coppin State College baseball team.
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