25 Facts About Paul Goldschmidt

1. Lightly recruited out of The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, Paul 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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2. Paul Goldschmidt was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on September 10, 1987.

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3. Paul Goldschmidt said he and his two brothers "know our Jewish history and we respect those beliefs.

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

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5. Paul Goldschmidt played with the son of one of the Dodgers' scouts.

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

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

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8. Paul Goldschmidt struck out 20 times in his first 44 MLB at-bats.

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9. 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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10. 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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11. 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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12. Paul Goldschmidt led MLB with four walk-off hits in 2013.

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

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

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

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16. On September 13, 2017, in a game against the Colorado Rockies, Paul Goldschmidt recorded his 1,000th career hit.

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17. Paul Goldschmidt tied for the National League lead in power-speed number.

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18. 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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19. That grand slam extended Paul Goldschmidt's hitting streak to 15 games, during which he hit.

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

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21. 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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22. On July 5, 2022, Paul Goldschmidt scored his 1,000th run in a contest versus Atlanta.

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

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

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

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