We now get into the Top 5 on the countdown of the 10 greatest ballplayers to ever come from Virginia. Next up, #5.
#10 1B George McQuinn (Arlington)
#9 SS Gene Alley (Richmond)
#8 OF Michael Cuddyer (Chesapeake)
#7 OF Jim Lemon (Covington)
#6 OF Tony Womack (Danville)
#5 OF Al Bumbry (Fredericksburg)
Al Bumbry played in the major leagues from 1972-1985, all but his last season with the Baltimore Orioles. He was American League Rookie of the Year in 1973, batting .337 with an AL-leading 11 triples. He went on to make the 1980 AL all-star team, and helped Baltimore to 2 World Series appearances, winning the 1983 series against the Phillies. His Orioles career included 252 SB, 4th on the all-time franchise list. He played his last season, 1985, with San Diego.
Al Bumbry retired after the 1985 season, and was inducted in the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.