54 Facts About Carlos Beltran


Carlos Ivan Beltran is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player.

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Carlos Beltran played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder from 1998 to 2017 for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers.

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Carlos Beltran was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1999 while with the Royals.

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Carlos Beltran was named to nine MLB All-Star Games and won three Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards.

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Carlos Beltran was the fifth player to reach both 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases and just the fourth switch hitter with 400 home runs.

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In 2013, Carlos Beltran was named the recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award.

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Carlos Beltran retired after the 2017 season, winning a World Series title with the Houston Astros.

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Carlos Beltran was revealed as the alleged master in the Astros' illegal sign stealing scheme during their 2017 championship season.

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Carlos Beltran, who had recently been hired as the Mets' manager, stepped down without managing a game.

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Carlos Beltran was originally a shortstop before moving to the outfield.

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Carlos Beltran graduated from Fernando Callejo High School in 1995.

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Carlos Beltran began the 1998 season with Wilmington and received a promotion to the Wichita Wranglers of the Class AA Texas League.

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Carlos Beltran made his major league debut on September 14,1998, playing 15 games.

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Carlos Beltran won the American League Rookie of the Year award, batting.

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Carlos Beltran's luck changed in 2004, as Beltran began the year with eight home runs and 19 RBIs and was selected as American League Player of the Month for April.

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Carlos Beltran hit one in each of the first four games of the National League Championship Series against the St Louis Cardinals, including the game-winner in Game 4.

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Carlos Beltran suffered vertigo for a while, although both players eventually recovered.

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Carlos Beltran's 2006 season was an upgrade on his first year in New York.

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Carlos Beltran's performance secured him a spot in the 2006 All-Star Game, his third.

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Carlos Beltran was a standout for the NL as the only batter with multiple hits, along with two stolen bases.

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Carlos Beltran tied for the major league lead in times reached base on an error.

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Carlos Beltran's defense was recognized during the 2006 season, as he received his first Gold Glove award.

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Carlos Beltran won a Fielding Bible Award as the top fielding center fielder in MLB.

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Carlos Beltran came fourth in the National League MVP award voting, behind winner Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, and Lance Berkman.

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However, with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the NLCS against the Cardinals, Carlos Beltran struck out looking against Adam Wainwright, ending the New York Mets season.

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Carlos Beltran hit the last and only Mets home run in the final regular season game at Shea Stadium.

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Carlos Beltran won his third straight Gold Glove award in the outfield for the Mets.

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Carlos Beltran won his second Fielding Bible Award as the top MLB center fielder in 2008.

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Carlos Beltran recorded his 1,000th RBI against Scott Olsen with a triple in the third inning on April 24,2009.

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Carlos Beltran played his first game of the 2010 season on July 15.

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Day after the trade, Carlos Beltran got his first hit with the Giants, going 1-for-5 while playing right field against the Cincinnati Reds.

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On December 22,2011, Carlos Beltran agreed to a two-year deal with the St Louis Cardinals worth $26 million which included a full no-trade clause.

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Carlos Beltran hit safely in five of the six games and homered in four of them.

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In one notable moment, a Carlos Beltran batted ball touched the outside part of the foul line but was ruled a foul ball in a game in which former teammate, Johan Santana, was credited with throwing the first no-hitter in Mets' history.

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The day after he got his 2,000th hit, Carlos Beltran collected his 400th double, becoming the 170th player to do so.

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Mets announced on June 18,2012, that Carlos Beltran was selected as the starting center fielder for 50th Anniversary Mets All-Time Team.

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Carlos Beltran played in 6 of the 7 games in the series, missing most of game 3 and all of game 4 after suffering a knee injury.

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In Game 1 of the 2013 World Series against the Red Sox, Carlos Beltran injured his ribs in the 2nd inning after robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam.

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On December 6,2013, Carlos Beltran agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to join the New York Yankees, despite receiving a $48 million offer from another team.

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Carlos Beltran was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 15,2014.

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On September 16,2014, Carlos Beltran left the team for an indefinite period of time due to his wife's miscarriage.

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Carlos Beltran was selected to his ninth All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego.

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Towards the end of the season, Carlos Beltran stated that he had "no plans to retire", in contrast to his statements before the season.

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On December 3,2016, Carlos Beltran signed a one-year, $16 million contract to return to the Houston Astros for the 2017 season as their designated hitter.

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Carlos Beltran announced his retirement from playing on November 13,2017.

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Carlos Beltran's teammates indicated that Beltran intimidated teammates to go along with the scheme even though some of them did not want to.

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However, MLB later confirmed that the Astros had stolen signs illegally and handed out punishments to the team; Carlos Beltran was the only player named in the commissioner's report.

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Carlos Beltran has appeared in the four editions of the World Baseball Classic for Team Puerto Rico.

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However, on January 16,2020, before Carlos Beltran ever managed a game, he and the Mets mutually agreed to part ways after he was the only player implicated by name for his role in the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal, he got fired without coaching the Mets team.

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Carlos Beltran's cousin Rey Fuentes is a baseball player and played for the Royals.

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In 2004, Beltran was one of 24 athletes who endorsed George W Bush's reelection campaign.

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Since establishing his foundation, Carlos Beltran began a fund with part of his salary, intending to establish a high school focused on developing young athletes.

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Carlos Beltran donated over $4 million to the academy, built on 20 acres of land donated by the local government.

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In 2017, Carlos Beltran was named winner of Sports Illustrated's inaugural Hope Award for his work in assisting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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