22 Facts About Nate McLouth


Nathan Richard McLouth was born on October 28,1981 and is an American former professional baseball outfielder.

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Nate McLouth has played in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.

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Nathan Richard Nate McLouth was born in Muskegon, Michigan, on October 28,1981, as the oldest of Rick and Pam Nate McLouth's three sons.

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Nate McLouth was named USA Today Honorable Mention All American in 1999, followed by Michigan's Co-Mr Baseball, and the state's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2000.

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Nate McLouth was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 25th round of the 2000 draft.

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Nate McLouth opted to sign with Pittsburgh for $500,000, rather than attend college.

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Nate McLouth rebounded with a strong season at that same level in 2003 earning a spot on the league's All-Star team.

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Nate McLouth continued to advance steadily through the minors, and on June 29,2005, he made his major league debut, only a day after he was named an International League All-Star.

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Nate McLouth made the Pittsburgh Pirates 2006 opening day lineup as a backup outfielder, sending outfielder Jody Gerut to start the year in Triple-A.

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Nate McLouth entered spring training 2008 in a competition with teammate Nyjer Morgan for the starting job as the team's center fielder.

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Nate McLouth began the 2008 season with a 19-game hitting streak, 20 dating back to 2007, which ended on April 22.

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Nate McLouth was selected as a reserve to represent the Pirates in the 2008 MLB All-Star Game, and was among the league leaders in various offensive categories.

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Nate McLouth made a clutch throw from center field in the 10th inning to catcher Russell Martin for an out at the plate that cut down Dioner Navarro, the potential game-winning run for the American League.

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Nate McLouth, who wore the number 13 while playing for the 2009 Pirates, retained the number for the Braves in 2009.

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On December 2,2009 Nate McLouth forfeited his jersey number to new teammate Billy Wagner.

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Nate McLouth accordingly switched his number to 24, previously worn on the Braves roster by Jordan Schafer.

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Nate McLouth returned to wearing number 13 for the 2011 season after Wagner retired following the 2010 season.

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Nate McLouth spent much of the 2011 season on the disabled list.

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Nate McLouth hit the 100th home run of his career on September 24,2013, off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Todd Redmond.

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Nate McLouth missed the remainder of the season, and began 2015 on the 15-day disabled list.

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Pedro Strop, Nate McLouth's teammate in 2012 and 2013, calls him the best American Spanish speaker he has ever heard, while 2013 teammate Alexi Casilla jokingly suggested that Nate McLouth is using a false identity and was actually born in the Dominican Republic.

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Nate McLouth chose to study Spanish instead of German in high school even though his grandmother was from Germany.

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