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Paul Molitor is a former Major League Baseball player and current manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his 21-year baseball career, he played for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Toronto Blue Jays, and Minnesota Twins. He was known for his exceptional hitting and speed.
Molitor was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a 1974 graduate of Cretin High School in St. Paul where he played soccer and was All-State in baseball and basketball. He played in the International Games in Montreal in 1975 then went on to attend the University of Minnesota where he was All-Conference in his last two seasons. After his junior year in college, he was selected third overall in the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Paul Molitor has been actively involved with the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, the Minnesota Make-A-Wish Foundation and Camp Heartland, a camp that provides recreation and care for children with HIV.
In 1988, Paul received the John W. Hajlo Most Outstanding Athlete of the Half Century award from the Catholic Athletic Association.
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