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10 Facts About Jacoby Ellsbury

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Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury is an American professional baseball center fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field – the baseball fielding position between left field and right field.

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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He played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2007 through 2013, and joined the Yankees before the 2014 season.

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Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB draft, but did not sign.

The 2002 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 4 and 5.

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He was drafted next as 23rd overall by the Red Sox in the 2005, after playing college baseball for three years at Oregon State University.

College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education.

Oregon State University is a public research university in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Ellsbury was the first Red Sox player in history to be a member of the 30–30 club.

In Major League Baseball, the 30–30 club is the group of batters who have collected 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season.

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In 2011, Ellsbury also won the Gold Glove Award, the Silver Slugger Award, and was the American League MVP runner-up to Justin Verlander.

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League and the American League, as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball.

Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

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After the 2013 season, Ellsbury signed a 7-year, $153 million contract with the Yankees in free agency.

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Ellsbury is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes; Ellsbury's mother, Margie, is full-blooded Navajo and his father is of English and German descent.

The Colorado River Indian Tribes is a federally recognized tribe consisting of the four distinct ethnic groups associated with the Colorado River Indian Reservation: Chemehuevi, the Mohave, Hopi, and Navajo.

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Ellsbury is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the major leagues.

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In 2008, he was one of three active non-Hispanic Native American players in Major League Baseball, along with Kyle Lohse and Joba Chamberlain.

Justin Louis "Joba" Chamberlain is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher.

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