25 Facts About Jacoby Ellsbury

1. Jacoby Ellsbury was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but he and his three brothers stopped attending services when Jacoby was a teenager; as reported in The Boston Globe in 2008, Ellsbury said, "I try not to get [God] too involved in baseball.

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2. Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 7-day disabled list the next day.

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3. On May 20, 2015, Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.

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4. Jacoby Ellsbury turned in a strong performance in the 2013 postseason, batting.

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5. Jacoby Ellsbury was taken to the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

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6. Jacoby Ellsbury was voted the American League Comeback Player of the Year, and finished second in the 2011 American League Most Valuable Player Award balloting, with 242 points, losing to Justin Verlander.

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7. Jacoby Ellsbury was awarded a Silver Slugger Award for his hitting, joining teammate Adrian Gonzalez as the only American League players to win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in 2011.

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8. Jacoby Ellsbury won his first Gold Glove Award, and finished as one of only two qualifying players to complete the season with a 1.000 fielding percentage.

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9. Jacoby Ellsbury finished the season with 70 stolen bases, the most in the American League, and he led the league in triples with 10.

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10. Jacoby Ellsbury played his 179th straight regular-season game without an error on April 12, 2009, breaking the franchise record for outfielders held by Mike Greenwell.

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11. Jacoby Ellsbury was two stolen bases shy of the major league record held by Tim Raines in 1979.

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12. Jacoby Ellsbury was optioned back to Pawtucket after the game.

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13. Jacoby Ellsbury scored from second base in that game on a wild pitch.

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14. Jacoby Ellsbury recorded his first major league hit, an infield single off of Robinson Tejeda, in the bottom of the third inning of that game.

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15. Jacoby Ellsbury was rated the best prospect in the Red Sox' organization and the 33rd-best prospect in baseball for 2007 by Baseball America, while Sports Illustrated ranked Ellsbury as the 43rd-best prospect.

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16. Jacoby Ellsbury participated in the Red Sox' 2007 spring training camp in Fort Myers, Florida, as a non-roster invitee and was assigned to the minor league camp on March 9.

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17. Jacoby Ellsbury began the 2006 season ranked as the sixth-best prospect in the Red Sox' organization according to Baseball America.

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18. Jacoby Ellsbury was drafted in the 1st round of the 2005 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox.

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19. Jacoby Ellsbury finished his football career with nine interceptions and six kickoff returns for touchdowns.

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20. Jacoby Ellsbury was born on September 11, 1983, to Jim and Margie Ellsbury, and is the eldest of four children.

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21. Jacoby Ellsbury is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the major leagues.

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22. Jacoby Ellsbury is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes; Ellsbury's mother, Margie, is full-blooded Navajo and his father is of English and German descent.

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23. Jacoby Ellsbury was drafted next as 23rd overall by the Red Sox in the 2005, after playing college baseball for three years at Oregon State University.

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24. Jacoby Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB draft, but did not sign.

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25. Jacoby Ellsbury played in MLB for the Boston Red Sox from 2007 through 2013, and joined the Yankees before the 2014 season.

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