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10 Facts About Vladimir Guerrero

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Vladimir Alvino Guerrero Sr., is a Dominican former professional baseball player and Hall of Famer, who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball as a right fielder and designated hitter.

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

In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 5.11, adopted by the American League in 1973.

A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field.

Vlad Jr.'s first career grand slam by MLB

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He played for the Montreal Expos, Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles.

The Montreal Expos were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

Guerrero, Drury power Blue Jays to 7-5 win | Blue Jays-Tigers Game Highlights 7/20/19 by MLB

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A nine-time All-Star, Guerrero was widely recognized for his impressive offensive production — regularly hitting for power and average — as well as his defensive range and strong throwing arm.

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In 2004, he was voted the American League Most Valuable Player.

The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League, is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada.

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Guerrero helped lead the Angels to five AL West championships between 2004 and 2009 and was voted one of the most feared hitters in baseball in a 2008 poll of all 30 major league managers.

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Regarded as the game's premier "bad-ball hitter," Guerrero consistently hit balls thrown well outside the strike zone, a skill evident on August 14, 2009, when he hit a pitch after it bounced in front of home plate.

In baseball, the strike zone is the volume of space through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike, if the batter does not swing.

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With his aggressive batting style, he hit more than 30 home runs in each of 8 seasons and surpassed 100 runs batted in 10 times, though he had just 2 seasons with at least 65 walks.

In baseball, a home run is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process.

A run batted in, plural runs batted in, is a statistic in baseball and softball that credits a batter for making a play that allows a run to be scored.

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In the first pitch of an at-bat, Guerrero hit 126 home runs, believed to be the most ever, and put 1,780 balls in play.

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On September 26, 2011, Guerrero surpassed Julio Franco as the all-time MLB leader for hits by a Dominican player.

Julio César Franco Robles, is a Dominican former professional baseball player and coach, who is a hitting coach for the farm team of the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.

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