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Ralph Garr
Born: December 12, 1945 (1945-12-12) (age 64)
Monroe, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Right 
MLB debut
September 3, 1968 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
June 4, 1980 for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting Average     .306
Home runs     75
Runs batted in     408
Stolen bases     172
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star selection (1974)
  • Led NL in batting average in 1974 with .353

Ralph Allen Garr (born December 12, 1945 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball player who played outfield for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. He batted left-handed and threw right. Garr attended Grambling State University.

Garr led the National League in hitting in 1974 compiling a .353 average and being named to the National League All-Star team. He had 149 hits heading into the All-Star break that year, a record that still stands to this day. However, the year before he had the ninth-lowest average (.299) and the lowest on-base percentage (.323) for a player with at least as many as his 200 hits. Ralph batted .300 or better 5 times during his career.

In a 13-year career, he batted .306 with 75 home runs and 408 RBIs in 1317 games. He had 1562 career hits in 5108 at bats. Garr had 717 career runs scored.

Garr had a remarkable talent for hitting to all fields, a very valuable skill because fielders could never predict how to set up their defense when Garr came to the plate.

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Preceded by
Tommy John
National League Player of the Month
May 1974
Succeeded by
Buzz Capra
Preceded by
Pete Rose
National League Batting Champion
Succeeded by
Bill Madlock


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