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Mervin Weldon Rettenmund (born June 6, 1943, in Flint, Michiganmarker) is a former Major League Baseball player and coach. He played thirteen seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1968-73), Cincinnati Reds (1974-75), San Diego Padres (1976-77) and California Angels (1979-80).

He helped the Orioles win the 1969 and 1971 American League Pennant, 1970 World Series and 1973 AL Eastern Division, the Reds win the 1975 World Series and the Angels win the 1979 AL Western Division.

He finished 19th in voting for the 1971 AL MVP for playing in 141 Games and having 491 At Bats, 81 Runs, 156 Hits, 23 Doubles, 4 Triples, 11 Home Runs, 75 RBI, 15 Stolen Bases, 87 Walks, .318 Batting Average (which was third best in the American League to Bobby Murcer's .331, and the 1964 Rookie of the Year Tony Oliva's .337), .422 On-base percentage, .448 Slugging Percentage, 220 Total Bases, 4 Sacrifice Hits, 3 Sacrifice Flies and 2 Intentional Walks.

In 13 seasons he played in 1,023 Games and had 2,555 At Bats, 393 Runs, 693 Hits, 114 Doubles, 16 Triples, 66 Home Runs, 329 RBI, 68 Stolen Bases, 445 Walks, .271 Batting Average, .381 On-base percentage, .406 Slugging Percentage, 1,037 Total Bases, 36 Sacrifice Hits, 20 Sacrifice Flies and 15 Intentional Walks.

On July 31, 2007, he was replaced by Wally Joyner as the hitting coach for the San Diego Padres. Rettenmund had himself replaced former hitting coach Dave Magadan in June 2006.[320021]

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