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This time on Sports and Torts, David welcomes former big league 3rd baseman Darrell Evans. Darrell was a two-time all star and home run champion of the American League in 1985. He was also an essential part of the Detroit Tigers 1984 championship team. Overshadowed by Mike Schmidt during his career, Evans is nonetheless considered by some to be one of the most underrated players in MLB history.
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Sports and Torts: Darrell Evans Part 1
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Sports and Torts: Darrell Evans Part 2
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Darell Evans
Evans became the first player to hit 40 home runs in both leagues, and at age 38 became the oldest player ever to lead the American League in home runs (40 in 1985). Evans hit over 20 home runs in 10 different seasons and drew over 100 walks 5 times, with a career high 126 in 1974. In 1988 he hit his 400th home run, becoming the 22nd player to reach that milestone. He retired after having joined Reggie Jackson in becoming only the second player to hit 100 home runs with three different teams, and ranking in 11th place among all-time walks leaders. Evans hit 60 home runs after reaching age 40, at the time a major league record. He later served as a coach with the New York Yankees in 1990. A two-time All-Star (1973 and 1983), Evans was selected as the third baseman on the 1973 Sporting News National League All-Star team. He won the 1983 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership. He earned a World Series ring with the 1984 Detroit Tigers.

He remains one of the few players to have hit over 400 career home runs without being seriously considered for induction into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.