32 Facts About Francisco Lindor


Francisco Miguel Lindor Serrano was born on November 14,1993, and nicknamed "Paquito" and "Mr Smile", is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

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Francisco Lindor placed second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2015 and was a selection to the 2017 All-WBC Team.

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Francisco Lindor became the Indians' first round selection, and eighth overall, in the 2011 MLB draft.

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Francisco Lindor was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, on November 14,1993, the third of four children of Miguel Angel Francisco Lindor and Maria Serrano.

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Francisco Lindor began playing baseball at a young age, assisted by his father, who would hit him ground balls from the top of a hill while the younger Lindor stood partway down the slope, attempting to field them.

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Francisco Lindor moved to Central Florida at the age of 12, with his father, stepmother and youngest sibling, and was enrolled at the Montverde Academy prep school.

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Francisco Lindor was named to the USA Today All-USA high school baseball team.

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Francisco Lindor had a full-ride scholarship offer in place with the Florida State Seminoles baseball team, but chose to sign with the Indians for $2.

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Francisco Lindor began his professional career with the Short-Season A New York-Penn League Mahoning Valley Scrappers during the 2011 season and appeared in five games.

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Francisco Lindor was assigned to the Lake County Captains of the Class A Midwest League, and named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.

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Francisco Lindor started the 2013 season with the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.

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Francisco Lindor was promoted to the Akron Aeros of the Class AA Eastern League on July 15,2013.

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Francisco Lindor made his debut with the Indians that day as a pinch hitter.

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Francisco Lindor stayed in the game and recorded his first major league hit.

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Francisco Lindor placed second in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting.

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Francisco Lindor was named a Gold Glove Award Finalist in the AL Shortstop position along with Jose Iglesias and Andrelton Simmons.

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Francisco Lindor finished ninth in the AL Most Valuable Player Award voting.

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On July 22,2017 Francisco Lindor hit his first career walk-off home run in the 10th inning versus the Toronto Blue Jays for a 2-1 victory.

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In Game 2 of the 2017 ALDS versus the New York Yankees, Francisco Lindor became the third shortstop in major league history to hit a grand slam in the postseason.

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Francisco Lindor won the first two AL Player of the Week Awards of his career in consecutive weeks of May 6 and 13,2018.

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Francisco Lindor became the fourth major leaguer in history to produce at least two doubles and two home runs in a single game twice in one season, following Rafael Palmeiro, Jim Edmonds, and Adrian Beltre.

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Francisco Lindor became the second shortstop in the franchise history to drive in seven runs in a game, following Chico Carrasquel versus the Kansas City Athletics on April 26,1956.

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In 2018, Francisco Lindor was selected to the 2018 All-Star Game, his third consecutive All-Star appearance.

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On July 10, Francisco Lindor scored his 80th run before the All-Star Break, thus breaking the record for most by a Puerto Rican MLB player which was previously 79 runs in 1996 by Edgar Martinez.

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Francisco Lindor was the lone offensive spark for the Indians in the ALDS, batting.

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In 2019, Francisco Lindor was again an All-Star and won his second Gold Glove Award at shortstop.

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Francisco Lindor struggled during the first half of the 2021 season and was booed by the Citi Field home crowd on multiple occasions.

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On May 31,2022, Francisco Lindor was named the National League Player of the Week; he drove in a run in every game during that week and slashed.

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Francisco Lindor is just the seventh shortstop ever, and the first since Hanley Ramirez, to put together such a streak.

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Francisco Lindor recorded his 93rd and 94th RBIs of the season, a new career high.

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Francisco Lindor was named to the All-IBAF Juniors Team in his position at short-stop.

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Francisco Lindor played for the Puerto Rican national team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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