Schmidt combined power, fielding prowess at hot corner
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He retired early in the 1989 season, having amassed 12 All-Star Game selections and 10 Gold Glove Awards. Upon his enshrinement to the Hall of Fame, he was one of only eight third basemen to be elected to Cooperstown.
“I could ask the Phillies to keep me on to add to my statistics,” said Schmidt when announcing his retirement. “But my love for the game won’t let me do that.”
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum