43 Facts About Dustin Pedroia

1. Dustin Pedroia enjoys playing the game cribbage ; he and former manager, Terry Francona, used to play together.

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2. Dustin Pedroia has garnered multiple nicknames during his time in Boston, these include: Pedey, Laser Show, and the Muddy Chicken.

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3. Dustin Pedroia was born in Woodland, California, on August 17, 1983.

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4. Dustin Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox in 2004, and made his major league debut in 2006 before becoming a full-time player in the 2007 season, and winning the AL Rookie of the Year award.

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5. Dustin Pedroia will return to Boston on Sept 5 before being checked out by the team Sept 7, Rob Bradford of WEEI.

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6. Dustin Pedroia was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 22, 2006, with the Boston Red Sox.

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7. Dustin Pedroia was born on Wednesday, August 17, 1983, in Woodland, California.

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8. In 2016, Dustin Pedroia won the title of Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year.

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9. On January 9, 2009, Dustin Pedroia was named as the cover athlete of the baseball video game MLB 09: The Show and appeared in several commercials for the game.

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10. Dustin Pedroia is a baseball second baseman for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

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11. In 2007, Dustin Pedroia was a key component to the BoSox run at their second World Series title in four years.

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12. On June 29, 2011, Dustin Pedroia started a 25-game hitting streak, the most for a Boston second baseman.

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13. Dustin Pedroia had to miss the 2009 All-Star Game because Kelli was hospitalized due to labor complications before their first son, Dylan, was born.

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14. Dustin Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox with the 65th overall pick in the 2004 draft.

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15. At this event, Dustin Pedroia was one of the new stars who signed autographs for fundraising fans of new and up-and-coming players from the Red Sox organization.

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16. In 2008, Dustin Pedroia was a participant in New Stars for Young Stars.

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17. Dustin Pedroia said he'll know more in 4 to 5 weeks but expressed some doubt about returning to the Red Sox this season so his surgically repaired knee can heal.

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18. Dustin Pedroia has spent his entire career with the Red Sox, and is under contract there until 2021.

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19. Dustin Pedroia is an American professional baseball player who plays as second baseman for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

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20. Dustin Pedroia is still dealing with the repercussions of Machado spiking him in '17 and was limited to three games all season.

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21. Dustin Pedroia means too much to this franchise to have his tenure end that way.

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22. Dustin Pedroia is the nephew of Baylor University defensive coordinator Phil Snow.

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23. On January 9, 2009, Dustin Pedroia was named as the cover athlete of the baseball video game MLB 09: The Show, and appeared in several commercials for the game.

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24. Dustin Pedroia enjoys playing the game cribbage; he and former manager Terry Francona used to play together.

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25. Dustin Pedroia has expressed an interest in Bigfoot, including tweeting about the show Finding Bigfoot from his Twitter account.

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26. Dustin Pedroia has garnered multiple nicknames during his time in Boston, including Pedey, the Laser Show, and the Muddy Chicken.

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27. Dustin Pedroia was not on the active playoff roster, but was on a World Series winning team for the third time of his career, becoming only the second Red Sox player since 1931 to be on three championship teams.

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28. On September 7, the Red Sox announced that Dustin Pedroia would take no further part in any action for the remainder of 2018.

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29. In May 2014, Dustin Pedroia hit his 100th career home run and his 300th career double.

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30. Dustin Pedroia posted a strong regular season performance, and was awarded his third Gold Glove, second Fielding Bible Award, and the Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award for the American League.

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31. Dustin Pedroia would end the 2010 season having played only 75 games.

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32. Dustin Pedroia was named to be a reserve player on the 2010 AL All Star team, but did not participate due to this injury, and had former Arizona State teammate Ian Kinsler replace him on the roster.

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33. The next day, Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his foot in an at-bat versus the Giants.

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34. Dustin Pedroia achieved his first multi-home run game on September 9, 2009, against the Orioles.

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35. Dustin Pedroia was selected to start for the 2009 AL All Star Team.

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36. Dustin Pedroia announced on December 15, 2008 that he would play for the United States team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

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37. On December 3, 2008, Dustin Pedroia signed a six-year contract extension worth $40.5 million, with an additional team option for 2015 worth $11 million.

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38. Dustin Pedroia was hitless through the first three games of the 2008 ALDS, recording only an RBI double in Game 4.

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39. Dustin Pedroia performed very well during the 2008 regular season, and received AL MVP, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

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40. Dustin Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft, with the 65th pick overall.

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41. Dustin Pedroia has achieved Major League success, and is the first Red Sox infielder to win four gold gloves.

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42. Dustin Pedroia remains under contract with the Red Sox through the 2021 season.

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43. Dustin Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox in 2004, and made his major league debut in 2006, playing in 31 games.

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