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Best Baseball Players by Number: 23-46

No. 23


Kirk Gibson

No. 23
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Famed for his two-out, two-run homer (left) off A's closer Dennis Eckersley to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, Gibson stole 284 bases and scored 985 runs during a 17-year standout career.

Runner-up: Ryne Sandberg

Worthy of consideration:
Willie Horton, Don Mattingly and
Bobby Thomson (Giants)
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