45 Facts About Paul Goldschmidt


Paul Edward Goldschmidt was born on September 10,1987 and is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.

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Lightly recruited out of The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, Goldschmidt played for the Texas State Bobcats, and was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth round of the 2009 MLB draft.

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Paul Goldschmidt led the National League in home runs and runs batted in during the 2013 season.

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Paul Goldschmidt has won the NL Hank Aaron Award, Gold Glove Award, and Silver Slugger Award.

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Paul Goldschmidt has twice finished runner-up for the NL Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award, in 2013 and 2015.

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Paul Goldschmidt was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 10,1987.

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Paul Goldschmidt grew up in The Woodlands, Texas, and attended The Woodlands High School and played for their baseball team.

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Paul Goldschmidt enrolled at Texas State University to play college baseball for the Texas State Bobcats baseball team.

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Paul Goldschmidt was named the Southland Conference hitter of the year in 2008 and 2009, Southland player of the year in 2009, and was a third-team All-American as a junior in 2009 after hitting.

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Paul Goldschmidt set Bobcat career records with 36 home runs and 179 RBIs.

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Paul Goldschmidt signed with the Diamondbacks, receiving a $95,000 signing bonus.

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Paul Goldschmidt was selected as an all-star and won the California League Most Valuable Player Award.

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Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Player of the Year.

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In 2011, Paul Goldschmidt played for the Mobile Bay Bears of the Class AA Southern League.

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In Game 3, Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam to extend the team's lead in its first victory of the series.

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Paul Goldschmidt's home run was the third grand slam by a rookie in MLB postseason history.

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Paul Goldschmidt hit his first career regular-season grand slam on June 1,2012, off of Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol at Wrigley Field.

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Four days later, Paul Goldschmidt hit another grand slam off St Louis Cardinals reliever Maikel Cleto.

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Paul Goldschmidt was selected to the National League's team in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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Paul Goldschmidt doubled with two outs in the ninth inning, one of only three hits for the National League, and the only extra-base hit.

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Paul Goldschmidt then hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eleventh.

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Paul Goldschmidt hit a third grand slam on August 20,2013, against JJ Hoover of the Cincinnati Reds.

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Paul Goldschmidt finished second in the voting for the National League's Most Valuable Player Award, behind Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

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Paul Goldschmidt was the starting first baseman for the National League in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

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On June 10,2015, Paul Goldschmidt hit his 100th career home run against Brett Anderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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At the time of his 100th home run, Paul Goldschmidt was sixth on the Diamondbacks' all-time home run list.

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Later that year, Paul Goldschmidt was again the starting first baseman for the National League in the All-Star Game.

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Paul Goldschmidt won his second Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.

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Paul Goldschmidt was selected to appear in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game, where he went 0-for-3.

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Paul Goldschmidt finished third in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

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Paul Goldschmidt's efforts earned him a spot on the All-Star Team for a sixth consecutive year.

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On June 21,2019, in a game against the Los Angeles Angels, Paul Goldschmidt hit a foul ball that ended up flying over the upper deck seating and out of the stadium, the first such occurrence in the current Busch Stadium.

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On July 26,2019, in a game against the Houston Astros, Paul Goldschmidt reached a streak of six home runs in six consecutive games for the first time in his career, tying the Cardinals franchise record previously set by Matt Carpenter and Mark McGwire.

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Paul Goldschmidt finished his 2019 regular season, and his first season as a Cardinal, slashing.

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Paul Goldschmidt finished the 2021 season with 603 at-bats over 158 games, slashing.

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Paul Goldschmidt won the Gold Glove Award at first base, being one of five Cardinals to win the award.

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Paul Goldschmidt reached base safely in 46 consecutive games, which ended on June 11,2022, versus the Cincinnati Reds.

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Paul Goldschmidt tallied at least one base hit in each of the seven games over the week, including four multi-hit games.

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Paul Goldschmidt was named the starting first baseman for the National League at the MLB All-Star Game, played at Dodger Stadium.

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Paul Goldschmidt was selected to the United States national baseball team for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, splitting time at first base with Eric Hosmer.

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Paul Goldschmidt met his wife, Amy, during his freshman year at Texas State; they married in October 2010.

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Paul Goldschmidt became an evangelical Christian as an adult; he has Jewish and German ancestry.

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In September 2013, Paul Goldschmidt graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in management.

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Paul Goldschmidt owned a home in Scottsdale, Arizona, selling it in 2020.

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Paul Goldschmidt's charity has hosted bowling events, which raises funds for Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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