“He’s clearly one of the best all-around players in the league."
—Former teammate Mark McGwire

"A few people in the organization didn't like his attitude. They thought he was too happy-go-lucky. But I liked him as a hitter from the first time I saw him."
—Hall of Famer Rod Carew

"If you locked up Jimmy Edmonds in a cage for a day and told him he couldn't play in the game that night, he' find a way to get out of that cage."
—Former teammate Rex Hudler

"He's in a league of his own. He's got to be the greatest center fielder ever."
—Former teammate Allen Watson

"Jim is fun to watch, but not when you’re the one who is hitting."
—Blue Jays slugger Frank Thomas

"I've seen Jim make a dozen plays where you just say, 'Wow, that's amazing.' He has such a beautiful swing. He has that flair."
—Former teammate Tim Salmon

"He's not one to throw chrome on it, but he'll make it look tough. He's capable of playing around with a catch because he's so good."
—Former Angels GM Bill Bavasi

"He has so much talent, if you challenge him to do something, to make more contact or go the other way, he's the kind of guy who accepts that challenge and applies himself."
—Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa

"We always thought he was a natural, pure hitter—one of those guys who could fall out of bed, go to the ballpark and get a couple of hits."
—Former teammate Gary DiSarcina

"When healthy, this guy is a very productive player. This is a guy who can hit in the middle of the lineup."
—Padres GM Kevin Towers


Mark McGwire, 1998 Fleer Tradition

Frank Thomas, 1991 Future Stars


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