Baseball Player

Bernie Williams

Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. or Bernie Williams was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 13, 1968. He became part of the Double-A team of the New York Yankees during their recruitment in Albany in 1991. In 1995, he hit 18 home runs, and by 1996, he received the ALCS MVP. In the same year, the New York Yankees won the World Series.

Williams was the first recipient of the Gold Glove award in 1997. He also received the World Series ring in the same year. He continued to play for the Yankees from 1999 to 2000. He joined the Yankees in four World Series Championships. After he retired his MLB career with 287 home runs, he started to focus on the non-profit Little Kids Rock.

Kris Bryant

Kristopher Lee Bryant was born on January 4, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs of the Major League Baseball (MLB) as a third baseman in 2015.

for the Chicago Cubs of from 2015 – till date. Bryant won the All-Star award twice (2015 and 2016). He also won the World Series championship (2016), NL MVP (2016), NL Rookie of the Year (2015), NL Hank Aaron Award (2016), ABCA College Player of the Year (2013), Baseball America College Player of the Year Award (2013), Baseball America Major League Rookie of the Year (2015), Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year (2014), Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year (2013), Golden Spikes Award (2013), and the Dick Howser Trophy (2013).

Chris Sale

Chris Sale was born in Lakeland, Florida on March 30, 1989. He was the first round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft. He made his debut in Major League Baseball in August 2010. He signed a five-year contract with the White Sox in 2013. In 2017, he was traded by the White Sox to the Boston Red Sox. He currently plays for Red Sox and serves as the pitcher. Sale has been in the All-Star Games from 2012 to 2018. He also won the TSN Pitcher of the Year Award in the American league in 2017 and 2018. He received four monthly awards for being the Pitcher of the Month, two of which was in 2018. His team also became the World Series Champion in 2018.

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Vincent Rizzo was born on August 8, 1989 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He played for the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB) starting in 2011, and transferred to the Chicago Cubs in 2012. Rizzo won the All-Star game three times in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He also won other awards and honors including the World Series championship (2016), Gold Glove Award (2016), Silver Slugger Award (2016), Platinum Glove Award (2016), Heart and Hustle Award (2015), Roberto Clemente Award (2016), and the Fielding Bible Award (2016).

Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier was born in Fulton, Mississippi on May 15, 1987. He was the 8th round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. He served as the second baseman. In 2011, he was chosen as the Twins Minor League Player of the Year. In 2018, the Twins traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and in October of that year, he became a free agent. Dozier’s achievements include winning the AL Wilson Defensive Player in 2013 and bagging Gold Gloves in the 2017 American League. He also played in the All-Star in 2015. In college, Dozier went to the University of Southern Mississippi. While in college, he was named Freshman All-American and was chosen for the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. He also played in the 2009 College World Series.

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez aka A-Rod was born in New York, New York on July 27, 1975. During his career, he was selected to be in 14 All-Star Games, and he bagged two Gold Gloves and three MVP awards.

He started his Major League Baseball debut with the Seattle Mariners when he was 18. He was No. 1 in the 1993 overall draft, and he debuted on 1994.

In 2001, he signed a 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers. The team had three consecutive wins in the American League, and he won the MVP award in 2003. The Rangers traded him to the New York Yankees in the 2003 season. In 2005, he won another MVP award. In 2009, he became instrumental in bringing the Yankees to the World Series championship.

A-Rod joined the Yankees in 2015. He announced his retirement in 2016.

Mike Trout

Mike Trout was born in Vineland, New Jersey on August 7, 1991. He was the first round, 25th overall pick of the Los Angeles Angels in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. His current position is the centerfielder. He made his debut on July 8, 2011. He has been part of the All-Star Games from 2012 to 2018. He was also named as the AL Rookie of the Year for 2012, and in the same period he was the AL Wilson Defensive Player and the Wilson Overall Defensive Player. In 2014, he bagged the AL AS MVP and the AL MVP as well as the AL Hank Aaron Award. In 2015, he earned the AL AS MVP title and in 2016, the AL MVP award. He also earned six Silver Sluggers from 2012 to 2016 and in 2018.

Charlie Blackmon

Charlie Blackmon was born in Dallas, Texas on July 1, 1986. He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft although he did not sign. In the second round of the 2008 amateur draft, the Colorado Rockies chose him, and he signed a contract with the team. He mostly played in the AAA minor league team. The Rockies called him to the majors in 2011. He was part of the All-Star Games in 2014, in 2017 and 2018. He also earned the National League batting title in 2017. He is a two-time Silver Slugger Award. He was also the Player of the Month for May 2017 where he let as to triples and hits. In 2018, he signed a six-year contract with the Rockies.

Josh Donaldson

Born in Pensacola, Florida on December 8, 1985, Josh Donaldson is the first round, 48th overall pick of the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. His current position is third baseman. He went to Auburn University. He made his debut on April 20, 2010. In 2015, he received the AL Hank Aaron Award and the AL MVP. He was also the recipient of the Major League Player of the Year. He is a three-time All-Star Game pick from 2014 to 2016. He became part of the Oakland Athletics in 2012, and he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, and in 2018, he was signed to Cleveland Indians. He became a free agent in October 2018, and he opted to sign with the Atlanta Braves in November of that year.

Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado was born in Newport Beach, California on April 16, 1991. He was the second round pick of the Colorado Rockies in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft. His current position is the third baseman. He made his debut on April 28, 2013. Arenado joined the All-Star Games for four consecutive years – from 2015 to 2018. He was also the Wilson Defensive Player from 2015 to 2017. He also received the NL Platinum Glove in 2017 and 2018. Arenado also received the Gold Gloves award six times from 2013 to 2018. He also received four silver sluggers from 2015 to 2018. Since becoming part of the MLB, Arenado has been playing for the Rockies, and he is expected to be a free agent when his contract expires in 2020.

Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was born Justin Brooks Verlander in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia on February 20, 1983. He was the first round pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He currently plays for Houston Astros and serves as the pitcher. He has been in the All-Star Games seven times, in 2007, 2009 to 2012, and 2018. He was the American League Rookie of the year in 2006. He bagged the AL Triple crown, AL MVP, and AL Cy Young awards in 2011. In the same year, he was the Major League Player of the Year, and he possessed the AL pitching title. Verlander was the TSN Pitcher of the Year in 2011 and 2012. In 2017, he was the ALCS MVP, and he won the Babe Ruth Award.

Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler was born in Hickory, North Carolina, U.S. on August 1, 1989. He was the 17th round pick of the Texas Rangers in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft. He served as the second baseman, and he made his MLB debut in April 2006. After playing with the Rangers, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers in 2013. By 2017, the Tigers traded him to the Los Angeles Angels, and in 2018, the Angels traded him to the Boston Red Sox. He became a free agent in October 2018. Kinsler played in four All-Star Games, in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014. He also garnered two gold gloves in 2016 and 2018. He was also the Wilson Defensive Player in 2014. He became the Player of the Week twice.