39 Facts About Aaron Rowand


Aaron Ryan Rowand was born on August 29,1977 and is an American former professional baseball center fielder in Major League Baseball.

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Aaron Rowand played for the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and the San Francisco Giants and won two World Series championships.

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Aaron Rowand attended California State University, Fullerton, where he was named an All-American in 1998.

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On May 11,2006, Aaron Rowand made a spectacular catch, smashing face-first into the wall to rob Xavier Nady of a hit.

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Aaron Rowand had his best season in 2007, playing in his only All-Star Game, hitting a career-high 27 home runs, winning a Gold Glove Award, and finishing 22nd in Most Valuable Player Award voting.

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However, Aaron Rowand became a World Series champion for the second time when the Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in 2010.

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Aaron Ryan Rowand was born on August 29,1977, in Portland, Oregon, though he grew up in Glendora, California.

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Aaron Rowand attended Glendora High School in California and graduated in 1995.

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Aaron Rowand was the only Glendora player to have his number retired until Adam Plutko in 2020.

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Aaron Rowand attended California State University, Fullerton, playing for their baseball team from 1996 through 1998.

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Aaron Rowand earned All-America honors in 1998 as the Titans won the Big West South Division title.

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In 1998, Aaron Rowand was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the draft.

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Aaron Rowand started his professional career that season with the Single-A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League.

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In 2000, Aaron Rowand played for the Double-A Birmingham Barons of the Southern League.

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Aaron Rowand hit 20 home runs and recorded 98 RBI while playing in 139 games.

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Aaron Rowand made his major league debut for them the next day as a pinch hitter against the St Louis Cardinals.

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Aaron Rowand collected his first major league hit on June 19,2001, in the first game of a doubleheader.

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Aaron Rowand was part of the Opening Day roster for the White Sox in 2002, but he spent much of the season as a reserve outfielder.

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Aaron Rowand was ready in time for Opening Day and began 2003 as the regular center fielder.

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Aaron Rowand would run hard after balls hit to center field, not afraid to crash into the outfield wall if it was necessary to make a catch.

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Aaron Rowand suffered a broken nose and severe lacerations to his face as a result of running into the wall.

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Aaron Rowand underwent seven hours of surgery to repair the nose, and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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The next day, against the Chicago Cubs, Aaron Rowand collided with Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley and broke his ankle.

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Aaron Rowand was on the disabled list for the remainder of the regular season.

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Aaron Rowand recorded 10 stolen bases, the last time in his career he would steal more than six.

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However, Aaron Rowand flew out to Alex Rios in right field to end the game.

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Aaron Rowand earned his first Gold Glove Award for his outfield play that year, leading the NL with 11 outfield assists.

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Aaron Rowand finished 22nd in NL Most Valuable Player Award voting.

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Aaron Rowand signed a five-year, $60 million contract with the San Francisco Giants on December 12,2007, becoming the team's primary offseason free agent signing.

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Aaron Rowand himself did not come close to his 2007 numbers with Philadelphia, as his on-base plus slugging percentage dropped from.

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Aaron Rowand played in 105 games, his fewest appearances since 2003.

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Aaron Rowand was limited to two pinch-hit appearances in the NLDS, which the Giants won in four games over the Braves.

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In Game 2 of the World Series, Aaron Rowand hit a two-RBI triple against Michael Kirkman in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Aaron Rowand began 2011 as a reserve player but was able to get starts in center field and left field from April 10 to May 10 while Torres was on the disabled list with an Achilles injury.

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Aaron Rowand was designated for assignment on August 31,2011 after batting.

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On December 12,2011, Aaron Rowand signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins with an invite to spring training.

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In 2020, Aaron Rowand sold his Las Vegas mansion, purchasing a house overlooking the ocean in San Clemente, California, for $4.

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In 2015, Aaron Rowand served as a guest instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox in spring training.

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Aaron Rowand managed the Arizona Fall League's Glendale Desert Dogs in 2016.

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