32 Facts About Bobby Abreu


Bobby Abreu is a two-time All-Star, and has won a Rawlings Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award.

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Bobby Abreu has been a single-season league leader in games played, doubles, and triples.

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Bobby Abreu is one of only seven players ever to record at least 900 career extra-base hits and steal at least 400 bases along with Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Craig Biggio, Honus Wagner, and Paul Molitor.

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Bobby Abreu was signed as an amateur free agent by the Houston Astros on August 21,1990.

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Bobby Abreu was the Astros Minor League Player of the Year in 1996 and made his Major League debut on September 1,1996, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Bobby Abreu was announced as a pinch hitter but did not get to bat because he was pinch hit for himself with Mike Simms.

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Bobby Abreu had his first official at-bat the following day against the St Louis Cardinals when he flied out to left field as a pinch hitter in the top of the sixth inning.

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Bobby Abreu finished his first season with five hits in 22 at-bats.

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Bobby Abreu hit his first two home runs in the same game on April 28,1997, against Jamey Wright and Steve Reed of the Colorado Rockies.

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Bobby Abreu became the first Phillie outfielder since Greg Luzinski with back-to-back 20 homer seasons.

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In 2001, Bobby Abreu led the NL in games played, and was third in walks, fourth in stolen bases and doubles, and eighth in runs and sacrifice flies.

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Bobby Abreu hit a career-high 31 home runs and had a career-high 110 RBI.

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In 2004, Bobby Abreu got his first All-Star berth, being voted in as the National League All-Star Final Vote winner in online voting on MLB.

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Bobby Abreu hit the first home run at Citizens Bank Park on Opening Day, April 12,2004.

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Bobby Abreu became the first player in Major League history to hit at least one home run in nine out of ten team games.

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Bobby Abreu was voted a starter in the NL outfield for the All-Star Game, finishing second in fan voting, behind St Louis Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds.

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Bobby Abreu began the 9-run inning by homering with Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter on base, then concluded it with a bases-loaded double that scored Hideki Matsui, Melky Cabrera and Jeter.

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Bobby Abreu hit a walk-off double on July 9,2008 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Bobby Abreu had the last stolen base in the original Yankee Stadium on September 21,2008.

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However, after Vladimir Guerrero was moved to DH due to injury, Bobby Abreu saw more action at his natural position in right field.

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Bobby Abreu became the first Angels player to reach those figures in batting average and RBI in one calendar month since Tim Salmon, who hit.

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Bobby Abreu became one of only six players in major league history to collect 250 home runs, 2,000 hits, 1,000 runs, 1,000 runs batted in, 1,000 walks and 300 stolen bases.

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On November 5,2009, the first day eligible players could file for free agency, Bobby Abreu accepted a two-year deal with the Angels, with a club option for 2012.

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Bobby Abreu would have become the Yankees' regular designated hitter, but Burnett vetoed the trade.

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Bobby Abreu was already annoyed that he would not be playing every day for the Angels, and when he learned what Burnett had done, he ordered Angels' management to either play him every day as the designated hitter or trade him.

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Bobby Abreu was released by the Angels on April 27,2012 and replaced on the roster by future Rookie of the Year and MVP Award winner Mike Trout.

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Bobby Abreu was called back up to the majors on September 9,2014.

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Bobby Abreu dated former Miss Universe Alicia Machado; the couple later split, calling off their engagement.

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Bobby Abreu was involved in many events in the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley communities.

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Bobby Abreu bought $10,000 worth of tickets to most Friday night games for children in his "Bobby Abreu's Amigos" organization during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

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Bobby Abreu was the 2004 recipient of the Phillies Community Service award and the Phillies' representative for MLB's Roberto Clemente Award.

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In 2008, Bobby Abreu made a contribution to the Police Athletic League of New York City through his Bobby Abreu's Finest charity to provide boys and girls with recreational, educational, cultural and social programs.

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