Elliott Maddox made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 1970. An excellent defensive player who could play both infield and outfield positions, Maddox primarily spent much of his career playing outfield, but also started at third base, shortstop, second base, and first base. His fielding percentage was better than the league average every year that he played. In 1974, he was 6th in the American League with a .303 batting average for the New York Yankees, 4th in the league in on-percentage (.395), and had 14 assists from the outfield. He finished 8th in the league in Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player voting. He finished his 11-year career with a lifetime batting average of .261, had 742 hits, hit 18 homeruns, and drove in 234 RBIs. After a life-long interest in the Jewish faith, Maddox converted to Judaism in 1974 while a member of the Yankees.