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Madlock helped Pirates to '79 championship

Updated: December 14, 2000, 4:24 PM ET

Bill Madlock was one of the premier hitters of the '70s and '80s. Madlock, who played third and later first, started his career the Texas Rangers in 1973, but after only one season was traded to the Chicago Cubs. During his three seasons playing in the "friendly confines," Madlock won batting titles in 1975 and 1976. He was traded to the San Francisco Giants, where he spent two seasons, in 1977. Madlock was traded during the 1979 season to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He became a crucial part of ...

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