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Jim Sundberg one of the best defensive catchers of his era is from Galesburg, Ill. He played catcher for the Texas Rangers from 1974-1983 and 1988-1989. He was the first Ranger to play in more than 1,500 games. Sundberg, an outstanding catcher, won six consecutive Gold Glove awards from 1976-1981. He was a two-time All-Star for the Rangers in 1974 and 1978. Sundberg played in 1,512 games for Rangers, 4,684 at bats, 482 runs, 1,180 hits, 542 walks. Sundberg also played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1984), Kansas City Royals (1985-1986) where he won the World Series, and Chicago Cubs (1987-1988). He currently serves as the Senior Executive Vice President for the Texas Rangers. Sundberg was inducted into the hall of fame as part of the class of 2010.

Jim Sundberg