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  Graig Nettles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos (1988).
Nettles, known as Puff to fans and teammates, was one of the best defensive third basemen of all time, and despite his low career batting average, he was an excellent offensive contributor, setting an American League record for career home runs by a third baseman.
Nettles is remembered for an incident in 1974 when he hit a broken-bat single and a bunch of Super Balls bounced out.
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 Nettle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nettle is the common name for any of between 30-45 species of flowering plants of the genus Urtica in the family Urticaceae, with a cosmopolitan though mainly temperate distribution.
Nettles are the exclusive larval food plant for several species of butterfly and are also eaten by the larvae of some moths including Angle Shades, Buff Ermine, Dot Moth, The Flame, The Gothic, Grey Chi, Grey Pug, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Mouse Moth, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Small Angle Shades.
Nettle is believed to be a galactagogue and a clinical trial has shown that the juice is diuretic in patients with congestive heart failure.
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 Graig Nettles - BR Bullpen
Graig Nettles was a home-run-slugging third-baseman with a good glove who played 22 years in the majors.
Graig Nettles was given the nickname of "Puff" by his teammates.
Nettles' son Jeff also played in the minors and currently plays for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Graig_Nettles   (658 words)

 Graig Nettles quiz -- free game
Graig Nettles is best known for his time with the Yankees.
Graig Nettles was well known for his great defense at third base.
Nettles was never known to back away from a fight on the field.
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 Why Bobby Murcer Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Graig Nettles is clearly in the company of the players there.
Nettles' heroics came in 1978, when he speared line drive after line drive with acrobatic, ballet dives to his left, or behind him to his right down the third base line, and then would come the perfect lob throw to first to always just nab the runner.
At the plate, Nettles had league leading power -- he led the league once in homers (32 in '76) and just missed once (37 in '77), and perennially was amongst the top 5 to 7 in the league in homers, even though that number was generally in the twenties.
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 SITT - Graig Nettles
Nettles, Chris Chambliss and Thurman Munson, and later, Reggie Jackson, did give the Yanks flashes of their old glory, appearing in the post season in '76, '77, '78 and '80.
Nettles rose to the occasion with spectacular catch after spine-tingling throw and the Yanks miraculously held the Dodgers to a single run, while they scored five.
Nettles crackling defense in Game Three is generally regarded as the turning point of the Series, the morale booster that turned a two game deficit into a World Championship.
www.thediamondangle.com /sitt/nettles.html   (659 words)

 USATODAY.com - Quicker A-Rod learns, the faster Nettles gets back to new golf tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nettles will begin play in the ASGA Tour, an intermediary professional golf tour that is starting a new division this year that will offer everyday golfers with handicaps of 0-36 a chance to win prize money.
Nettles, who won two Gold Gloves at third base during his 22-year career, is in Tampa with the Yankees as a special instructor this spring training.
Nettles, who came up in the Minnesota Twins system as a second baseman before moving to third because of a young second baseman named Rod Carew, is largely thought of as the greatest Yankees third baseman ever.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/2004-03-08-nettles-asga-tour_x.htm   (515 words)

 Graig Nettles Biography
A power-hitting third baseman, Graig (Puff) Nettles holds the American League record at that position with 319 home-runs.
Nettles won the American League home-run title in 1976 with 32.
Nettles first received All-Star recognition in 1975, unseating the man who set the standard for third baseman, Brooks Robinson.
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 Oakland A's Fan Coalition - Athletics baseball enthusiasts dedicated to watching a winner
Although the Nettles episode is usually the first incident mentioned in the chronology, he was not the first to have been caught using an illegal bat—and certainly not the first to have a bat filled with an illegal substance—but his transgression provides a neat and tidy starting point for such nasty incidents since 1970.
Nettles did hit a home run in the lidlifter, but his bat didn’t break and he was not charged with—or even suspected of—having used a doctored bat.
Nettles took a swing and nicked one of Fryman’s pitches with the end of his bat, blooping a single into the outfield.
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 ►► Graig Nettles and Alex Rodriguez Dual Autographed Baseball
Graig Nettles was one of the finest defensive third baseman to ever play the position.
Nettles was part of four pennant-winning Yankees teams in 1976-78 and 1981.
Graig Nettles and Alex Rodriguez have both hand signed this official MLB baseball, which comes complete with a Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity.
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 Graig Nettles | BaseballLibrary.com
Nettles was a power-hitting third baseman in the mold of Eddie Mathews, and his 319 homers as an AL third baseman are the record.
Nettles led the league in homers in 1976 with 32, but had his best season in 1977.
Nettles was traded to San Diego in 1984 and was a key figure with ex-teammate Goose Gossage and ex-Dodger Steve Garvey in the Padres' first pennant.
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 Brooks Robinson is in the Hall of Fame; why isn't Graig Nettles? - NetShrine Discussion Forum
Nettles is one case of a guy hanging on too long though.
Nettles was at third for over 95% of his games played, and was of Gold Glove quality.
Nettles is of HOF quality, and was, I believe, a better player than Darrell Evans, in that his defensive contributions were more substantial.
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 Graig Nettles Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Graig Nettles was born on Sunday, August 20, 1944, in San Diego, California.
Nettles was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1967, with the Minnesota Twins.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Graig Nettles baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=nettlgr01   (270 words)

 Courier News Online - Nettles shows power, accuracy on links, too
Though the 27-year-old Nettles made the decision long ago to focus primarily on baseball, it might not be long until he tests different professional waters.
Graig Nettles played mainly third base in the major leagues for 22 seasons, including 11 with the New York Yankees.
Nettles was selected in the 47th round of the 1998 draft by the Yankees and played five seasons in their farm system before his release Dec. 19, 2002.
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 Graig Nettles 1987 Game by Game Batting Logs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Graig Nettles appeared in 112 Major League games during the 1987 regular season.
The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Nettles appeared in, specifically relating to his 1987 hitting statistics.
If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Nettles started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/hittinglogs.php?p=nettlgr01&y=1987   (127 words)

 TIME.com: A Slugfest, On and Off the Field -- Oct. 26, 1981 -- Page 1
Graig Nettles delivered the New York Yankees to the World Series in a suitably Yankee way.
Nettles, 37, who knocked in three runs each game and was named Most Valuable Player in the playoffs, thoroughly upstaged any possible Billy-Reggie-George melodrama.
Graig is not much for the sort of public theater these three seemed to enjoy when all were together in New York City.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,925019,00.html   (694 words)

 Graig Nettles | The BASEBALL Page
One of the finest defensive third baseman to ever play the position, Nettles was part of four pennant-winning Yankee teams.
When he was named captain of the Yankees in 1980, Graig Nettles followed Lou Gehrig and Thurman Munson in that role.
Nettles tell-all book Balls did as much to hasten his exit from New York as anything.
www.thebaseballpage.com /players/nettlgr01.php   (299 words)

 Graig Nettles Added to ASGA GOLF Tour Line-Up
Nettles, who is a 4 handicap, will be competing in a select number of the 15 ASGA tournaments scheduled nationwide in the Tour’s Pro-Net Division.
Nettles, who has celebrity exemption status, will not attend Qualifying School and is eligible to play in the Tour’s first event on April 29 at the Majestic Golf Club in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Nettles had stints with the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and the Montreal Expos, but is best known for his 10 years with the New York Yankees from 1973-1983, during which time he won four American League Pennants and two World Series Championships (1977 and 1978).
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 Graig Nettles Autographed Baseball - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Nettles was part of four pennant-winning Yankee teams in 1976-7...
Graig Nettles, a wanderer who played for 6 different teams in his Major League career, had his most productive and memorable years as a member of the...
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 Patriots Baseball.com > Profiles > Jeff Nettles
Nettles is the son of former New York Yankee great, and teammate of Somerset Patriots manager, Sparky Lyle, Graig Nettles.
After playing five seasons in the New York Yankees farm system, Nettles was blocked at the third base position after Drew Hensen decided on baseball instead of football, making him the top prospect at his position.
Prior to his stint with the Patriots, Nettles was very good defensively.
www.patriotsbaseball.com /profiles/nettles_jeff.htm   (148 words)

 Syracuse SkyChiefs: News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Nettles' appearance is part of the festivities planned for the 3rd Annual ALS Awareness Night presented by Dairylea Cooperative Inc. and Lowery Brothers Chrysler Jeep.
Nettles was a six-time All-Star Selection (1975, 1977-80, 1985) who led the American League in 1976 with 32 home runs and also won back-to-back Gold Gloves in 1977 and 1978.
Nettles will sign autographs on the stadium concourse from 6:00 - 6:50 PM and then throw out the games' ceremonial first pitch.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /app/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060626&content_id=98501&vkey=pr_t552&fext=.jsp&sid=t552   (252 words)

 Patriots Baseball.com > News
The Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball have announced the signing of third baseman Jeff Nettles.
Jeff Nettles is the first official player signing for the 2003 season
Graig Nettles spent six seasons as a teammate of Somerset Patriots Manager
www.patriotsbaseball.com /news/021003.htm   (160 words)

 SPORTS PEOPLE; Trouble for Nettles - New York Times
Graig Nettles, the former Gold Glove third baseman and team captain, who was making $800,000 a year when he was traded to the Padres in 1984, has filed for bankruptcy in San Diego.
In a petition filed Thursday seeking protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of Federal bankruptcy laws, Nettles and his wife, Virginia, listed assets and liabilities each totaling more than $1 million.
The 43-year-old Nettles, who was released by the Padres after the 1986 season, was a part-time player with the Atlanta Braves last season and is expected to be at the Braves' spring training camp this year.
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 New York Daily News - Baseball - 100 Classic Yankee Moments: Nettles at the hot corner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
But Graig Nettles proved that the old football adage that defense wins championships can apply to baseball, too.
Nettles' proficiency with his glove helped kill Dodgers rallies and enabled Ron Guidry to hold Los Angeles to just one run despite eight hits as he pitched a complete game.
Nettles' plays and the Yankees' 5-1 win turned the tide of the Series, and New York went on to win the title in six games.
www.nydailynews.com /sports/baseball/story/75749p-69960c.html   (188 words)

 Graig Nettles - MLB Players L-R Quiz
Graig Nettles, who was one of my favorite players, is arguably the best third baseman in Yankee history.
* Graig Nettles is best known for his time with the Yankees.
* Nettles wore number 9 while on the Yankees.
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?quiz=126741   (107 words)

 Graig Nettles - Statistics - The Baseball Cube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Graig Nettles - Statistics - The Baseball Cube
The order of teams does not reflect the order of teams played during a season for the Graig Nettles.
Its important to note that the report is based on the same statistics displayed on the TBC web site and so players with incomplete statistics will have an incomplete teammates report.
www.thebaseballcube.com /players/N/graig-nettles.shtml   (1105 words)

 Graig Nettles Bibliography | BaseballLibrary.com
Graig Nettles: at Last a Third Baseman For the Yankees by Schlossberg, Dan
Graig Nettles Was the Yankees' 'Stopper' by Donnelly, Joe
Nettles Is Neat in Cleanup Role by Pepe, Phil
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 Graig Nettles Posters: "Graig Nettles" photograph and 2 more.
Graig Nettles Posters: "Graig Nettles" photograph and 2 more.
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 1964 Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks - Home of Midnight Sun Baseball
Middle, from left: Mike Stepovich, Tom Seaver, Bob Maxwell, Phil Blackwell, Graig Nettles, Dennis Smith, and Gary Sutherland.
Tom Seaver, p; Gary Sutherland, 2b; Buddy Bovender, 3b; Graig Nettles, of.
Graig Nettles, June 17, 1964 thru August 29, 1965
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 ArmchairGM - Graig Nettles - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, and Sports Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
ArmchairGM - Graig Nettles - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, and Sports Resource
Nettles' best individual performance came in the field, during Game 3 of the 1978 Series against the Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.
When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a baseball player and join the circus.
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