Eddie Milner

A cousin of NL first baseman/outfielder John Milner, Eddie was one of the swiftest and surest centerfielders of the 1980s. Playing regularly for Cincinnati from 1982 through 1986, he stole as many as 41 bases and scored as many as 82 runs a year. He was coming off his best season (15 HR and a 20-game hitting streak) when he was traded to San Francisco in January of 1987. That spring, his teammates noted he was behaving erratically; on April 17 he was voluntarily admitted to a drug rehabilitation center. The Giants released him after the season, but Cincinnati gave him another chance late in 1988.