Javier Báez


Ednel Javier "Javy" Báez, nicknamed "El Mago", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

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

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.

The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Born in Puerto Rico, Báez attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida.

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and formerly known as and sometimes called Porto Rico, is the largest insular territory of the United States, and it is located in the northeastern Caribbean Sea.

Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, the most populous city in the southeastern United States and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.

Jacksonville is a seaport city and the seat of Duval County, Florida, United States.

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The Cubs selected Báez with the ninth overall selection of the 2011 MLB draft.

The 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft was held from June 6 through June 8, 2011, from Studio 42 of the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey.


He made his MLB debut in 2014.


He was the first player for the Cubs to steal home in a postseason game since Jimmy Slagle in 1907.

James Franklin Slagle, nicknamed both Rabbit and Shorty, was a professional baseball player who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1899 to 1908.


In October 2016, Báez was named the National League Championship Series co-MVP alongside left-handed starter Jon Lester as the Chicago Cubs clinched their 2016 National League pennant.

The National League Championship Series is a best-of-seven series played in October in the Major League Baseball postseason that determines the winner of the National League pennant.

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