36 Facts About Vladimir Guerrero

1. On September 26, 2011, Vladimir Guerrero became the all-time MLB leader in hits among players from the Dominican Republic, surpassing Julio Franco.

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2. Vladimir Guerrero is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

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3. Vladimir Guerrero was, in some respects, the anti-Griffey at the plate.

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4. Vladimir Guerrero had a 44-game hitting streak exclusively against the Texas Rangers from 2004 to 2006, the longest such player-vs.

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5. Vladimir Guerrero batted without wearing batting gloves, a custom rarely seen in modern baseball.

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6. On March 31, 2014, Vladimir Guerrero signed a one-day contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and officially retired from professional baseball.

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7. On November 20, 2012, Vladimir Guerrero quit the team after he was informed by team management that he would only be used as a pinch hitter.

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8. On November 4, 2012 Vladimir Guerrero came back to the Liga de Beisbol Profesional de la Republica Dominicana with Tigres del Licey.

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9. On May 10, 2012, Vladimir Guerrero signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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10. Vladimir Guerrero signed a one-year, US $8 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles on February 18, 2011.

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11. Vladimir Guerrero earned his ninth invitation to the All-Star Game.

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12. Vladimir Guerrero broke up a no-hitter by Shaun Marcum in the seventh inning of the Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 5, 2010.

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13. On January 11, 2010, Vladimir Guerrero signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal with incentives and a 2011 option with the Texas Rangers.

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14. Vladimir Guerrero set 15 team records—10 career, 5 single season—during his tenure with the Angels.

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15. Vladimir Guerrero was chosen for the All-Star Game in each of his first four seasons with the Angels.

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16. Vladimir Guerrero is the third Angel to win the Derby.

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17. Vladimir Guerrero recorded his 1,000th career RBI on July 15, 2006 at home against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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18. Vladimir Guerrero appeared at Game Four of the 2005 World Series, where he was introduced as a member of Major League Baseball's Latino Legends Team.

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19. Vladimir Guerrero fared better in a national TV ad for Pepsi with the Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez; the two engaged in a personal home run competition that ended up with the moon being broken.

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20. Vladimir Guerrero would have a grand slam in Game 3.

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21. Vladimir Guerrero finished with 354 points, 100 more than second-place finisher Gary Sheffield.

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22. Vladimir Guerrero leading the Angels to their first Western Division title since 1986.

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23. Vladimir Guerrero was the second player in club history with.

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24. Vladimir Guerrero was a free agent for the first time after the 2003 season, and signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Anaheim Angels on January 14, 2004 after being courted by several teams.

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25. Vladimir Guerrero won the Montreal Expos Player of the Year award in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002.

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26. Vladimir Guerrero developed a running game, stealing 37 bases in 2001.

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27. Vladimir Guerrero posted similar or slightly improved numbers through the 2002 season.

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28. On July 7, 2001, Vladimir Guerrero threw out Alberto Castillo in one of the most exalted throws in Major League Baseball history.

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29. Vladimir Guerrero finished 1999 with 131 RBI, and in 2000, he hit 44 home runs; both figures are career highs.

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30. In one instance, Vladimir Guerrero got a base hit off a pitch that bounced before arriving at home plate.

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31. Vladimir Guerrero led all NL outfielders in errors in 2002, and led all AL outfielders in 2006 (11), and 2007 (9).

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32. Vladimir Guerrero hit his first career home run off of the Braves closer Mark Wohlers on September 21, 1996.

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33. Vladimir Guerrero was 1 for 5 in his debut, with his first hit a single to center field off of Steve Avery of the Atlanta Braves in the top of the 4th.

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34. Vladimir Guerrero was signed by the Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent on March 1, 1993 and eventually made his major league debut on September 19, 1996.

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35. On September 26, 2011, Vladimir Guerrero surpassed Julio Franco as the all-time MLB leader for hits by a Dominican player.

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36. Vladimir Guerrero helped lead the Angels to five AL West championships between 2004 and 2009 and was voted one of the most feared hitters in baseball in a 2008 poll of all 30 major league managers.

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