Felix Millan

A two-time Gold Glove second baseman, Millan was a dependable cog in both Atlanta’s 1969 divisional championship and the Mets’ 1973 pennant. Signed out of Puerto Rico by Kansas City in 1964, he was drafted by the Braves and took over at second base in 1968. In 1970 he hit .310 and went 6-for-6 on July 6. Despite three All-Star berths, he was traded after his one poor season at the plate (.257 in 1972). In one of the Mets’ best trades ever, they acquired Millan and George Stone for Gary Gentry and Dan Frisella, sparking New York to a World Series and heralding the decline of the Braves. Choking way up on the bat, Millan was the NL’s toughest man to strike out in 1973-75. He had a 19-game hitting streak in 1975 and set Met single-season marks with 162 games, 676 at-bats, 191 hits, and 37 doubles.