24 Facts About Dan Uggla


Daniel Cooley Uggla was born on March 11,1980 and is an American former professional baseball second baseman.

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Dan Uggla played in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals.

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Dan Uggla finished third in the 2006 National League Rookie of the Year voting, behind then-teammate and winner Hanley Ramirez, and future teammate Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, but won the Players Choice and Sporting News NL ROY Awards.

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Dan Uggla is the only second baseman in MLB history to hit at least 30 home runs in four consecutive seasons.

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Dan Uggla was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Elizabeth Armistead and John Carl Dan Uggla.

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The surname Dan Uggla is Swedish in origin, one of the most numerous Swedish noble families, and means "Owl".

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Dan Uggla was left off the Diamondbacks 40-man roster in 2005, and the Marlins selected him in the Rule 5 draft.

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Dan Uggla began the 2006 season with the Marlins and had his first Major League hit just three days later when he singled off Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte.

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Dan Uggla was named to the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 2,2006, as a reserve; he is the first player in baseball history to be selected for the All-Star Game in the same season in which he had been a Rule 5 pick.

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On September 15,2006, Dan Uggla hit his 25th home run, breaking Joe Gordon's record for most home runs by a rookie second baseman.

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Dan Uggla finished his rookie season with 27 homers and 90 runs batted in.

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Dan Uggla won numerous rookie awards, including the Players' Choice NL ROY award and Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award.

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On May 10,2008, Dan Uggla hit his first career grand slam in the fourth inning off of Nationals pitcher Joel Hanrahan.

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Dan Uggla was named to the 2008 MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, as well as opting to take part in the 2008 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby.

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Dan Uggla struck out three times, and grounded into a double play.

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On June 5,2009, Dan Uggla reached 100 career home runs in his 502nd game, faster than any other second baseman.

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Dan Uggla hit a single and a home run in the next game, extending the streak to 33 games.

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Dan Uggla struck out at a rate higher than his previous seasons.

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Dan Uggla had an average beginning to his 2014 season, hitting.

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Dan Uggla lost the starting job on May 8 to Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky, and eventually to Tommy La Stella by the end of May Dan Uggla was released on July 18,2014.

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On July 21,2014, Dan Uggla signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and was called up four days later.

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Dan Uggla played in four games for the Giants, hitting 0-for-11 and committing two fielding errors.

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On December 26,2014, Dan Uggla signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals, that included an invitation to spring training.

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Dan Uggla tripled to drive in two runs and then hit a three-run home run in the ninth to put the Nationals ahead for good.

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