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35. Robin Ventura

Photograph By AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

The ChiSox skipper flourished with the Mets in '99, batting .301 with 32 HRs and 120 RBIs, finishing sixth in the MVP race and winning a Gold Glove at third. He hit 45 more HRs the next two years, but his average plummeted and he was dealt to the Yanks.