21 Facts About Adam LaRoche


David Adam LaRoche was born on November 6,1979 and is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball.

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Adam LaRoche played for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals and Chicago White Sox.

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Adam LaRoche is the son of pitcher Dave LaRoche and the brother of third baseman Andy LaRoche.

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Adam LaRoche is a 1998 graduate of Fort Scott High School in Fort Scott, Kansas, where he played baseball.

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Adam LaRoche played for his father, Dave, at Fort Scott Community College in 1999 before transferring to Seminole Community College in Seminole, Oklahoma in 2000, where he was an All-American and the MVP of the Junior College World Series.

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Adam LaRoche was drafted by the Florida Marlins in both the 1998 and 1999 amateur drafts, but refused to sign.

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Adam LaRoche was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2000 and signed with the team.

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Adam LaRoche demonstrated his strong defensive skills at first base, but a lack of speed running the bases.

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On May 28,2006, Adam LaRoche contributed two of the Braves' record eight home runs in a remarkable win against the Chicago Cubs.

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On May 13,2009, Adam LaRoche became the first player in major league history to have a home run taken away through the use of video replay.

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Adam LaRoche was traded to the Boston Red Sox for minor league pitcher Hunter Strickland and shortstop Argenis Diaz.

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Adam LaRoche was traded by Boston in order to cut payroll and because they believed that Kotchman would be a better pinch hitter than Adam LaRoche.

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On January 4,2011, Adam LaRoche agreed to a 2-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

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Adam LaRoche's contract paid him $7 million in 2011 and $8 million in 2012 with a mutual option for $10 million in 2013.

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Adam LaRoche hit his career-high 33rd home run, in the process tying a career high of 100 RBI.

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Adam LaRoche earned his first Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger Award.

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On January 8,2013, Adam LaRoche signed a 2-year, $24 million contract to remain with the Nationals, that included a mutual option for 2015.

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Adam LaRoche is the son of former Major League pitcher Dave LaRoche and older brother of Andy LaRoche.

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Adam LaRoche helped the Washington Nationals promote "Faith Day" at Nationals Park along with teammates Denard Span and Ian Desmond.

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Adam LaRoche picked up a Nick Johnson ground ball that should have resulted in the third out of the inning, but did not move quickly to step on first base.

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Adam LaRoche is one of the co-owners of Outdoor Networks hunting show Buck Commander with friends and pro athletes Chipper Jones, Ryan Langerhans, Tom Martin, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Willie Robertson who is from the Duck Commander series.

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