65 Facts About Manny Machado


Manuel Arturo Machado is an American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.

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Manny Machado had his breakout year in 2013, earning a spot on the American League All-Star team on his way to leading the league in doubles with 51.

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Manny Machado was recognized as one of the best fielders in the game, winning a Gold Glove Award.

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Manny Machado won his second Gold Glove in 2015, and made the All-Star Game in 2015,2016,2018, and 2022.

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In 2018, an impending free agent, Manny Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped the team reach the World Series.

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Manny Machado was raised by his mother, Rosa Machado, his grandfather, Francisco Nunez, and his uncle, Geovanny Brito.

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Manny Machado grew up in Hialeah alongside Cincinnati Reds outfielder Albert Almora, and while they are not related by blood they consider each other to be cousins.

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Manny Machado attended Brito Miami Private School in Miami, and committed to attend Florida International University.

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Manny Machado was selected third overall in the 2010 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

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Manny Machado was the second high school player drafted, as well as the second position player.

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Manny Machado made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Orioles on August 27,2010, where he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

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Manny Machado hit his first professional home run in his second game with the Orioles.

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Manny Machado made his debut with the Low-A Aberdeen IronBirds of the New York–Penn League on August 30,2010 where he went 1-for-3 with a single.

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Manny Machado played shortstop, instead of being the DH, as he did with the Orioles, and he was pulled after the fifth inning.

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Manny Machado began the 2011 season with the Delmarva Shorebirds, playing shortstop.

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Manny Machado was named to appear in the 2012 All-Star Futures Game.

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Manny Machado started at third base, as the team already had JJ Hardy at shortstop.

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Manny Machado finished his rookie season having played in all 51 of the remaining Oriole games.

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Exactly halfway through the season, Manny Machado got his 37th double, putting him on pace to break the single-season record in his first full season.

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On June 27,2013, Manny Machado argued a correctly ruled strike-three call, leading to his first career MLB ejection.

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Manny Machado suffered a left knee injury when reaching first base after a hit on September 23,2013.

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Manny Machado received immediate medical attention and left the game on a stretcher.

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On October 29, Manny Machado won the Gold Glove Award at third base, the first by an Oriole third baseman since Brooks Robinson's 16-year run from 1960 to 1975.

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On June 6,2014, Manny Machado was running to third base on a ground ball when he was tagged by Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson.

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On June 8,2014, Manny Machado struck Athletics catcher Derek Norris with his bat during the follow-through of his swing.

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The next day, Manny Machado issued a formal apology to his teammates and Oakland.

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Manny Machado was named to the American League roster for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game and was selected as a participant for the 2015 Home Run Derby.

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Manny Machado hit two home runs and stole two bases against the Toronto Blue Jays on October 1, becoming only the 16th player—and first Oriole—to have a multi-homer, multi-steal game since 1901.

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Manny Machado became the seventh Oriole to have 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season.

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Manny Machado was the only major league player to appear in all 162 games in 2015.

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Manny Machado made 21 errors, fifth-most of all players in the AL and second-most of all AL third basemen.

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Manny Machado finished fourth in the American League in MVP voting and won his second career Rawlings Gold Glove for his outstanding defensive play at third.

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Manny Machado set career-high numbers in games played, runs scored, home runs, RBIs, walks, steals, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging, and Wins Above Replacement.

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Manny Machado charged the mound after Ventura hit Manny Machado with a first-pitch, 99-mph fastball in the back.

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Manny Machado collected 109 hits and was named to his third career All-Star game, and his first ASG start.

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Manny Machado was actually the first to hit all three that cleared the fence; two of Reynolds' were inside the park.

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Manny Machado hit the homer in his 578th game, making him the third-fastest Oriole to hit 100 homers.

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Manny Machado became the youngest Oriole to hit his 100th home run.

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Manny Machado became the youngest Oriole ever to have three grand slams in the same season.

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Manny Machado tied the MLB record for most grand slams in a season age 24 or younger.

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Manny Machado had five RBIs in the game, and joined the likes of Miguel Tejada and Jim Gentile as the only Orioles players with four five-RBI games in the same season.

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Manny Machado ended his regular season having played in 157 games, slashing.

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Manny Machado recorded career highs in runs scored, strikeouts, batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, and total bases.

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Manny Machado maintained that the allegedly late slide was unintentional, and contacted Pedroia after the game.

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Manny Machado expressed his displeasure with how the MLB had handled the situation after the game in a profanity-laced interview:.

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Four days later, Manny Machado hit a walk-off grand slam against the Angels, his third home run of the game and his seventh career grand slam.

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Manny Machado became the first Orioles player to record multiple 3-grand slam seasons, and just the second player in recorded MLB history with back-to-back seasons of three or more grand slams.

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Manny Machado hit 12 homers, six doubles and one triple, while driving in 35 runs and scoring 23 times.

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Manny Machado made 14 errors, second-most among all AL third basemen.

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Manny Machado was a finalist for Rawlings Gold Glove award, losing out to fellow-AL East third baseman Evan Longoria.

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On July 18,2018, Manny Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Yusniel Diaz, Dean Kremer, Rylan Bannon, Breyvic Valera and Zach Pop.

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Unable to use his No 13 uniform number in Los Angeles since it was already worn by infielder Max Muncy, Manny Machado chose uniform No 8 because he was a Kobe Bryant fan growing up.

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Manny Machado was fined an undisclosed amount for the way he ran into first base in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Brewers.

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Manny Machado intentionally caught the foot of Brewers' first baseman Jesus Aguilar with his own, which prompted the benches to clear.

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Manny Machado was the final out of the 2018 World Series, striking out against Chris Sale to end game five.

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Manny Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres on February 21,2019.

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Manny Machado finished third in NL MVP voting, behind Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts.

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Manny Machado was named to the 2021 MLB All-Star Game after Ronald Acuna Jr.

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Manny Machado played for the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where he was nicknamed "El Ministro de la Defensa" for his defense.

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Manny Machado was named the most valuable player in the first round's Pool C, in which he batted.

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Manny Machado has been compared to New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, whom he considers his mentor.

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Manny Machado said "it's a great honor" to be compared to Rodriguez, but he doesn't compare himself to anyone.

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In November 2014, Manny Machado married his longtime girlfriend Yainee Alonso, the sister of Yonder Alonso.

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Manny Machado has a dog named Kobe, as he was a huge fan of basketball player Kobe Bryant while growing up.

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Manny Machado was represented by Scott Boras at the start of his career.

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