Paul Blair

Outfielder + Major + Center Fielder
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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    Huffington Post Sports - Jun 18, 2012
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Blair.


1944 Birth Born on February 1, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old After spending the season in their farm system, he was selected by the Orioles in the 1962 first-year draft on November 26, 1962. … Read More


1969 25 Years Old …  Both Blair and Series MVP Brooks Robinson atoned for their 1969 World Series performances (Robinson went 1-for-19, the lone hit coming in Game Two, scoring Blair; he was himself the victim of a spectacular catch, by Ron Swoboda in Game Four) by tying a five-game Fall Classic record with nine hits apiece. … Read More


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


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.


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 last, shot at coaching in 1998 when he was named as the head coach for the Coppin State College baseball team.


2013 69 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 26, 2013, Blair suffered a heart attack and lost consciousness while playing in a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville, Maryland. … Read More
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