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Elliott Maddox- born December 21, 1948, in East Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in Union. At age nine, he his older brother, Willie, into Union Little League. While at Union High school he played  short stop and third. He batted cleanup and powered the school team to the state championship in 1966. Scholarship offers arrived from over a hundred universities, including Columbia and Brown. He chose Michigan due to its combined strength in academics and athletics, and proximity to relatives in Detroit.
In 1968, as a college sophomore, the first year students were eligible to play varsity, Maddox won the NCAA Big Ten batting title with an astonishing .467 average. That same year, he was the number one, second round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers. He was headed for medical school at the time, but switched his major to history, as it was impossible to complete the pre-med curriculum and play baseball at the same time.
	Detroit Tigers (1970)
	Washington Senators (1971)
	Texas Rangers (1972–1973)
	New York Yankees (1974–1976)
	Baltimore Orioles (1977)
	New York Mets (1978–1980)
Wikipedia entry 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Maddox

Elliott Maddox- born December 21, 1948, in East Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in Union. At age nine, he his older brother, Willie, into Union Little League. While at Union High school he played short stop and third. He batted cleanup and powered the school team to the state championship in 1966. Scholarship offers arrived from over a hundred universities, including Columbia and Brown. He chose Michigan due to its combined strength in academics and athletics, and proximity to relatives in Detroit.
In 1968, as a college sophomore, the first year students were eligible to play varsity, Maddox won the NCAA Big Ten batting title with an astonishing .467 average. That same year, he was the number one, second round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers. He was headed for medical school at the time, but switched his major to history, as it was impossible to complete the pre-med curriculum and play baseball at the same time.
Detroit Tigers (1970)
Washington Senators (1971)
Texas Rangers (1972–1973)
New York Yankees (1974–1976)
Baltimore Orioles (1977)
New York Mets (1978–1980)
Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Maddox

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