61 Facts About Alex Bregman


Alexander David Bregman was born on March 30,1994 and is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

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In three years of college baseball for Louisiana State University, Alex Bregman was voted the 2013 National Freshman of the Year by Baseball America, won the 2013 Brooks Wallace Award as the country's best college shortstop, and was a two-time All-American.

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Alex Bregman started 2017 as the youngest member of Team USA, which won the gold medal in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, and ended the season winning the 2017 World Series with the Astros.

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Alex Bregman was named MVP of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, and led the American League in doubles in 2018.

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Alex Bregman was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and raised in the Northeast Heights section.

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Alex Bregman is Jewish, and was a member of Albuquerque's Congregation Albert growing up.

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Sam Alex Bregman served as the chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

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Alex Bregman's father played baseball as a freshman for the University of New Mexico Lobos in 1982, a team for which his uncle Ben Bregman played; they both originally moved to Albuquerque to play baseball for the college on baseball scholarships.

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Alex Bregman's father was a part owner, starting in 2006, of the NBA Development League's New Mexico Thunderbirds.

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Alex Bregman's grandfather was general counsel for the Washington Senators from the late 1960s until the team moved to Texas in 1971 in a sale that he negotiated, and he helped the club sign Hall of Famer Ted Williams as the team's general manager.

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Alex Bregman promoted boxing cards that featured, among others, Joe Louis, Billy Conn, and Bob Foster.

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Alex Bregman was part of the ownership group with George Preston Marshall that moved the Boston Redskins to Washington, DC, to become the Washington Redskins.

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Alex Bregman was a batboy for the University of New Mexico baseball team, and in 2004 served as a batboy for a game against Arizona State University and his then-favorite baseball player, Dustin Pedroia.

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In 2009, Alex Bregman led his high school team to a state championship as a freshman shortstop.

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Alex Bregman was named first team All-State, and received All-Metro and All-District honors.

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Alex Bregman was originally projected to be a first-round draft pick out of high school.

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Alex Bregman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft as a second baseman, after he made clear that he would not sign with any team unless it picked him in the first round.

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Alex Bregman played shortstop for the LSU Tigers baseball team in the Southeastern Conference.

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Alex Bregman wore number 30 as a freshman, reflecting the 30 teams that had passed on him in the first round of the 2012 draft.

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Alex Bregman won the 2013 Brooks Wallace Award as the country's best college shortstop.

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Alex Bregman was voted first-team All-American by Baseball America, the American Baseball Coaches Association, Perfect Game, and the Jewish Sports Review.

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Alex Bregman was voted 2014 second-team all-SEC, NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team, SEC All-Tournament Team, Second-Team All-Louisiana, and named to the 2014 USA Collegiate National Team.

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Alex Bregman shared an apartment that season with teammate and future fellow major league All Star Aaron Nola.

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Alex Bregman was voted the Rawlings Gold Glove winner at shortstop by the ABCA, and voted first-team All-American by both Baseball America and the NCBWA for the second time, First Team D1Baseball, First Team Perfect Game, and Second Team Collegiate Baseball.

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Alex Bregman was one of four finalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation's top college player and won by outfielder Andrew Benintendi.

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Alex Bregman was praised for his good range to both sides, first-step quickness, and instincts at shortstop, strong arm, good speed, and smart baserunning.

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Alex Bregman became the fifth LSU Tiger to be drafted in the first round in seven years, the highest-drafted position player in LSU's history, and the second-highest overall behind pitcher Ben McDonald.

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Alex Bregman is the highest-ever-drafted player from New Mexico, ahead of 9th-picked pitchers Jim Kremmel and Duane Ward, and the second-highest-ever drafted Jewish player, behind Ron Blomberg.

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TV analyst and former major league second baseman Harold Reynolds said he believed Alex Bregman projected as a major league second baseman, rather than a shortstop.

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However, Alex Bregman believed he could play shortstop in the majors, and said that every team that contacted him leading up to the draft had said the same.

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Alex Bregman started 2016 with the AA Corpus Christi Hooks in the Texas League, hitting.

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Alex Bregman was named MLB Pipeline 2016 Hitter of the Year, and was selected as the third baseman for the MLB Pipeline 2016 Prospect Team of the Year.

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Alex Bregman made his major league debut at third base against the New York Yankees that same day.

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Alex Bregman was the first position player from the 2015 Draft to debut in the Major Leagues.

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Alex Bregman had been invited as well to play for Team Israel which finished sixth at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, as WBC rules allow all Jewish ballplayers to play for the team, and he later said that in retrospect "I probably should've" played for Team Israel "because I got [just] four at-bats" playing as a backup for Team USA.

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Alex Bregman was the youngest Opening Day third baseman in team history, at 23 years and 4 days old.

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Alex Bregman was a major force for the Astros throughout the 2017 postseason.

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Alex Bregman showcased his defensive skills throughout the postseason, but especially during the ALCS against the Yankees.

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Alex Bregman became the second player to drive in a run in each of his first five World Series games, joining Amos Otis.

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Alex Bregman finished his first postseason with 4 home runs and 10 RBIs.

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Alex Bregman became the second Astros third baseman to win the award, along with Art Howe.

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Alex Bregman was selected to participate in the 2018 Home Run Derby.

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Alex Bregman helped carry the Astros offense through a rough skid in which he batted.

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Alex Bregman became the first Astro to log 100 RBIs in a season since Carlos Lee in 2009, and the first primary third baseman in Major League history to record 50 doubles and 30 home runs in a season.

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Alex Bregman became the first player since Albert Pujols in 2012 to hit 30 home runs and 50 doubles, and drive in 100 runs.

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Alex Bregman extended his on-base streak to 39 games, and tied Jeff Bagwell's franchise record of reaching base in 51 consecutive games on the road.

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On defense, Alex Bregman was a finalist for the Gold Glove Award at third base.

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Alex Bregman came in 5th in the voting for American League Most Valuable Player.

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In early January 2019, Alex Bregman had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow.

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Alex Bregman was named the American League Player of the month for August 2019.

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Alex Bregman was one of three major league players with at least 100 runs, 100 walks, and 100 RBIs, joining Mike Trout and Juan Soto.

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Alex Bregman became the only player in Astros history to hit 40 or more homers in a season while striking out fewer than 100 times, and joined Joe Morgan as the only players in team history to amass 100 or more walks and strike out fewer than 90 times in a season.

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Alex Bregman came in second in the vote for 2019 American League Most Valuable Player, with 335 points as winner Mike Trout garnered 355 points, with the two players being listed first and second on every ballot.

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In January 2020, Alex Bregman appeared before the media at the Astros' annual fan festival in Houston.

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On July 27,2020, Alex Bregman hit his 100th career home run off Kendall Graveman of the Seattle Mariners.

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On June 16,2021, Alex Bregman injured his left quadriceps in a game versus the Texas Rangers as he attempted to avoid hitting into a double play.

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In Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, Alex Bregman made his 73rd postseason start as part of the infield unit of Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Yuli Gurriel, which was more postseason starts together than any quartet of teammates in major league history, surpassing the Yankees' Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, and Bernie Williams, who had started 68 postseason contests together.

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Alex Bregman was named AL Player of the Week on April 10,2022, his second career weekly award.

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Alex Bregman ended the season 8th on the Astros' all-time career list in hit by pitch, 9th in home runs and extra base hits, and 10th in doubles.

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In January 2020, Alex Bregman became engaged to Reagan Howard, and they married in December of that year.

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Alex Bregman began to study Spanish as a child in school in his hometown of Albuquerque, where nearly half of the population is Latino.

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