Edgar Renteria,Major League Baseball
Edgar Enrique Rentería, born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia, Colombia is a baseball player playing in the Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants. The shortstop has received five All-Star selections, won three silver sticks, two Gold Glove and a World Series.
Edgar Renteria signed his first contract with the professionalism of the Florida Marlins in 1992. He played his first game in the majors in the uniform of the team May 10, 1996. Renteria hit a batting average, 309 in 106 games in his first season. He finished second to Todd Hollandsworth, Dodgers, ballot designating the rookie of the year in the National League.
In 1997, it dominates in the major leagues with 19 sacrifice hits. He distinguished himself by successfully trails around 32 flights a goal. It produced three points against Cleveland in 1997 World Series, won by the Marlins. In 11th round of the seventh and deciding game of the finals, he certainly strikes that will end the game, giving the Marlins a 3-2 win and a first world title.
In 1998, Renteria increases its production to 41 stolen bases, but is rather the major leaguer most often removed in attempted robbery, 22 times. In mid-season, he received his first selection for the All-Star Game.
From 1999 to 2004, Renteria played for the St. Louis Cardinals. He reached the World Series for the second time in his career with this team. But the Cardinals were defeated in the finals by the Red Sox. A few weeks after this defeat, the player shortstop signed as free agent with the Red Sox. He only plays one season in Boston. In 2006 and 2007, it aligns with the Atlanta Braves, joined the Detroit Tigers for the 2008 season, then the Giants in San Francisco in 2009.
Renteria is again invited to the All-Star Game in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006, for a total of five selections. He won the Gold Glove the best defensive shortstop in the National League in 2002 and 2003 as a door-color Cardinals. It is with this club he won his three sticks of silver (2000, 2002 and 2003) as the best offensive shortstop in the National.
His 2003 season was his most impressive in attack, with a batting average, 330 (fourth best in the National), 194 hits (fourth in the National) and 100 RBIs.
See also Danica Patrick
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