The best baseball players born on June 10

June 10th, 2024

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Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for June 10:

1) Ken Singleton (1947)
A three-time All-Star outfielder, Singleton played 15 seasons from 1970-84 with the Mets, Expos and Orioles, and he amassed 2,082 hits with 246 home runs. In 1979, as Baltimore won an American League pennant, Singleton was second in MVP voting after he hit .295 with a .938 OPS, 35 homers and 111 RBIs. In his penultimate season, 1983, the O's won the World Series over the Phillies. Beginning in 1985, Singleton pivoted to a successful broadcasting career and spent 1997-2021 as a beloved member of the Yankees' television team.

2) Floyd Bannister (1955)
A left-handed starting pitcher and 1982 All-Star for the Mariners, Bannister enjoyed a career that stretched 15 seasons. In 431 games from 1977-92 with Seattle, the White Sox, Royals, Angels and Rangers, he was 134-143 with a 4.06 ERA. Bannister twice enjoyed 16-win seasons and he led the AL with 209 strikeouts in ’82.

3) Frank Demaree (1910)
An All-Star outfielder for the Cubs in 1936 and ’37, Demaree spent 12 seasons in the big leagues from 1932-44, with the Cubs, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals and Browns. According to SABR, one more hit or one less at-bat could have made him a career .300 hitter. Demaree finished with a precise batting average of .299469 with 1,241 hits in 4,144 at-bats.

4) Johnny Edwards (1938)
A catcher who was a three-time All-Star with two Gold Gloves for the Reds, Edwards has the distinction of being Johnny Bench’s predecessor in Cincinnati. Bench came up in 1967 and Edwards was traded to the Cardinals for Pat Corrales and Jimy Williams ahead of the ’68 season. Edwards’ 14-season career from '61-74 wrapped with six seasons with the Astros.

5) Rick Camp (1953)
A do-it-all right-handed pitcher who spent the entirety of his nine-year career with the Braves as a starter and reliever from 1976-85. Overall, he was 56-49 with a 3.38 ERA. In '80, Camp notched a career high of 22 saves while posting a 1.91 ERA. He is fondly remembered in Atlanta for the “Rick Camp game” on July 4, 1985, when he slugged a go-ahead homer vs. the Mets in the bottom of the 18th only to give up five runs in the top of the 19th. Batting again in the bottom of the 19th and representing the tying run, he struck out to end the game just shy of 4 a.m. ET.

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