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36 Facts About Mark Teixeira
2. Mark Teixeira replaced legendary slugger and potential Hall of Famer Rafael Palmeiro at first base so the powerful Rangers lineup never missed a step adding the power hitting Teixeira.
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3. Mark Teixeira signed his biggest contract by December 2008, an 8-year $180 million deal with the Yankees which came with a signing bonus of $5 million.
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4. Mark Teixeira accepted and went on to enjoy the most successful season of his career winning the 2009 World Series.
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6. Mark Teixeira had a well decorated professional baseball career in the MLB.
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7. Mark Teixeira enjoys Broadway theatre and identifies Les Miserables as his favorite production.
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8. Mark Teixeira came up with the idea as a way to help the Yankees' new free agent signings to the team.
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10. Mark Teixeira supported Marco Rubio in his campaign for President in 2016.
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14. Mark Teixeira returned on May 31, 2013, against the Red Sox going 0−3 with a walk and scoring a run.
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17. Mark Teixeira won a Fielding Bible Award as the best fielding first baseman in MLB.
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18. Mark Teixeira would eventually return for the season finale against the Red Sox.
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21. On June 30, 2011, Mark Teixeira hit his 300th career home run off Randy Wolf of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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24. In December 2008, Mark Teixeira agreed preliminarily to a deal with the New York Yankees worth $180 million over 8 years, and he was formally introduced as a Yankee on January 6, 2009.
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27. Mark Teixeira was activated for that night's game against the Houston Astros and arrived in the dugout during the seventh inning.
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28. Mark Teixeira landed awkwardly at first base after running out a grounder in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers the previous day.
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31. Mark Teixeira began the 2002 season in the Florida State League, where he batted.
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34. Mark Teixeira retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season and contract with the Yankees.
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35. Mark Teixeira was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs.
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