Molitor, Paul

Paul Leo Molitor
Born: August 22, 1956, St. Paul, Minnesota
Played For: 
Milwaukee Brewers (1978-1992), Toronto Blue Jays (1993-1995), Minnesota Twins (1996-1998)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 2004

Paul Molitor's career was forged on the strength of collecting base hits, versatility in the field and savvy on the basepaths. As a member of the Brewers, Blue Jays and Twins, the seven-time All-Star batted over .300 in a dozen seasons, stole over 500 bases and fashioned a 39-game hitting streak in 1987. Molitor collected a record five hits for Milwaukee in Game 1 of the 1982 World Series and 11 years later, earned World Series MVP honors for Toronto. Appearing in at least 400 games at three positions, Molitor totaled 3,319 hits.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that Paul Molitor set a World Series record with five hits in Game 1 on Oct. 12, 1982?
Molitor didn't walk across the lake to get here, and he didn't change his clothes in the phone booth. He's just another tough hitter.
Doc Edwards