51 Facts About Shawn Green


Shawn David Green was born on November 10,1972 and is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder.

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Shawn Green drove in 100 runs four times and scored 100 runs four times, hit 40 or more home runs three times, led the league in doubles, extra base hits, and total bases, won both a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award, and set the Dodgers single-season record in home runs.

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Shawn Green was in the top five in the league in home runs, RBIs, intentional walks, and MVP voting.

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Shawn Green holds or is tied for the following major league records: most home runs in a game, most extra base hits in a game, most total bases in a game, most runs scored in a game, most home runs in two consecutive games, most home runs in three consecutive games, and most consecutive home runs.

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Shawn Green hit his four home runs, five extra base hits, and 19 total bases in one game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 23,2002.

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Shawn Green broke the record of 18 total bases set by Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves in 1954.

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Shawn Green was born in Des Plaines, Illinois, and is Jewish, and his family moved to New Jersey when he was one year old, and later to San Jose, California, and finally to Tustin, California when he was 12 years old.

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Shawn Green was one of the best-known Jewish major league ballplayers, and the most prominent one with the New York Mets since Art Shamsky played right field for the 1969 World Series champion Mets.

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Shawn Green opted to miss games on Yom Kippur, even when his team was in the middle of a playoff race.

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Shawn Green has a residence in the Orange County, California city of Irvine, which neighbors his old Tustin hometown.

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Shawn Green attended Tustin High School in Tustin, California, where he tied the California Interscholastic Federation record with 147 hits during his high school career.

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Shawn Green was a 1st team selection to the 1991 USA Today All-USA high school team, while ranking 3rd in his class academically.

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In 1991, Shawn Green won a baseball scholarship to Stanford University, where he became a brother of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity.

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Shawn Green was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as their 1st round pick in the 1991 amateur draft.

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Shawn Green received one of the highest signing bonuses at that time, a portion of which he donated to the Metropolitan Toronto Housing Authority Breakfast Club.

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In 1992, Shawn Green played for the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League, and was selected to the league's all-star team.

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Shawn Green spent most of 1993 and 1994 in the minors, where he compiled impressive numbers.

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Shawn Green was an International League all-star, was voted the International League Rookie of the Year, and was voted the International League's Best Batting Prospect, Best Outfield Arm, and Most Exciting Player in Baseball America's Tools of the Trade poll.

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Shawn Green would appear in just seventeen games in 1993 and 1994.

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In 1995, his full rookie season, Shawn Green started in 97 games, hitting fifteen home runs and batting.

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Shawn Green came in fifth in voting for the American League Rookie of the Year.

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Shawn Green was more aggressive on the base paths in 1997 than in any previous year, stealing fourteen bases while being caught only three times.

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Shawn Green had never hit more than eighteen home runs in a season.

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Shawn Green hit only two home runs and was eliminated in the first round.

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Shawn Green led the league in doubles, extra-base hits, and total bases.

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On November 8,1999, Shawn Green was traded with Jorge Nunez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Pedro Borbon Jr.

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Shawn Green had one of the longest consecutive games on-base streaks in baseball history, at 53; five behind Duke Snider's modern day National League record.

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Shawn Green hit home runs in five straight games; the only other Dodgers to achieve this feat are Roy Campanella, Matt Kemp, Adrian Gonzalez, and Joc Pederson.

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Shawn Green made headlines for two decisions that he made during the 2001 season.

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Shawn Green started off slowly in 2002, but turned things around with a record-setting power display.

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Shawn Green hit a Major League record-tying four home runs and a record-tying five extra-base hits against the Milwaukee Brewers, and had 19 total bases, breaking Joe Adcock's 1954 Major League record by one, while matching the major league record of six runs scored in one game.

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Shawn Green hit a 5th home run during the following game to tie the Major League 2-game home run record, and then hit 2 more the game after to break the Major League three-game record.

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Shawn Green broke the NL record with 9 home runs in that calendar week.

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Shawn Green had problems with tendinitis in his left shoulder, which limited him to a 19 home runs and 85 RBIs as he batted.

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Shawn Green's power improved in 2004, as he hit 28 home runs and collected 86 RBIs, while batting.

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Shawn Green hit three home runs in the post-season, in just 16 at bats.

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Shawn Green was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on January 11,2005.

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Shawn Green waived his no-trade clause for a three-year extension from the team for $32 million.

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Shawn Green's second at bat as a Met was an RBI single off Cardinals' pitcher Jason Marquis, another Jewish ball player.

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Shawn Green's 73 runs scored was a significant drop-off from the 134 runs he scored in his outstanding 1999 season with Toronto.

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Shawn Green faded as the season progressed, dropping 65 points—and batting.

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Shawn Green was in the top 100 of all players ever lifetime in home runs.

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On June 24, Shawn Green started at first base for the first time since 2006, when he was a member of the Diamondbacks.

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Shawn Green chose to retire before the start of the 2008 season as he wanted to be with his family.

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In 1998, Shawn Green had fourteen assists and five double plays from the outfield.

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Shawn Green played over 100 games at first base, and over fifty games each in center field and left field.

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Shawn Green became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Shawn Green played and coached for the Israeli national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifier in September 2012.

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Shawn Green was eligible to play for Israel because he is Jewish.

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Shawn Green served as Spokesman for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to promote literacy.

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In 2007, Shawn Green pledged to donate $180—or 10 times chai—to the UJA-Federation of New York for every run batted in.

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