Years of Service: 10 (1989-98)
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Hoiles was the prototypical working-class-guy catcher whom true baseball fans can't help but love. He was the regular man in the mask during the Orioles' minor resurgence in the '90s. In addition to his fielding services, Hoiles was a decent power hitter: 151 career homers and a .467 slugging percentage. On August 14, 1998, he hit two grand slams in one game.
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