22 Facts About Grady Sizemore


Grady Sizemore was born on August 2,1982 and is an American former professional baseball outfielder.

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Grady Sizemore played in Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians from 2004 through 2011, but did not play in the majors for the following two years after back and knee injuries.

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Grady Sizemore returned in 2014 with the Boston Red Sox and played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2014 to 2015 before finishing 2015 with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Grady Sizemore was a three-time MLB All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, and won a Silver Slugger Award.

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At the time of his high school graduation, Grady Sizemore was Cascade's all-time leader in rushing yards, with 3,081.

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Grady Sizemore quickly established himself as one of baseball's up and coming stars in center field.

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Grady Sizemore was named the leadoff hitter of the Indians' lineup.

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Grady Sizemore was supposed to play in Triple-A, but Juan Gonzalez' injury in the first game of the season secured his spot in the major leagues.

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In 2006, Grady Sizemore was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve outfielder.

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Grady Sizemore opened 2007 by hitting four home runs in his first six games.

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Grady Sizemore was named to the American League All-Star Team for the third consecutive year, and participated in the 2008 Home Run Derby where he hit six home runs, but did not advance to the second round.

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Grady Sizemore participated in the 2008 All-Star Game and he played 11 innings as the game extended into the 15th inning.

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Grady Sizemore committed to play in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but pulled out after injuring his left groin early in spring training.

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Grady Sizemore returned to the Cleveland Indians from his microfracture surgery, after rehabilitating with Triple-A Columbus Clippers, on April 17,2011.

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Grady Sizemore underwent back surgery during Spring training, and began the season on the 60-day disabled list.

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Grady Sizemore had microfracture surgery on his right knee in September, after a previous arthroscopic procedure in 2011 was unsuccessful in healing his ailing knee.

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On June 24,2014, Grady Sizemore signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Grady Sizemore was signed to a one-year contract for the 2015 season on October 23.

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Grady Sizemore collected 4 hits in one game against the Diamondbacks on May 16,2015.

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Grady Sizemore was designated for assignment by the Phillies on May 29,2015.

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On June 15,2015, Grady Sizemore signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Grady Sizemore became a free agent at the end of the 2015 season and did not play in 2016.

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