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Bryce Aron Max Harper[1] (born October 16, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a minor league outfielder in the Washington Nationals organization, and was selected by the Nationals as the first pick of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] Harper stands at 6 foot 3 inches and weighs 225 lbs.[2][3]

* 1 College career
* 2 Professional career
* 3 Career accomplishments
* 4 Personal life
* 5 References
* 6 External links

[edit] College career

Harper earned his GED after his sophomore year of high school in December 2009, making him eligible for the June 2010 amateur draft in order to begin his professional baseball career earlier.[4][5] For the 2010 college season, Harper enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada of the Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC), a league that uses wood bats in conference play. In 66 games, he hit 31 home runs, 98 RBI, hitting .443/.526/.987 (AVG/OBP/SLG).[6] His 31 home runs broke the school's previous record of 12. He was named the 2010 SWAC Player of the Year.[6]

In the Western district finals of the 2010 NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) World Series, Harper went 6-for-7 with 5 RBIs and hit for the cycle.[7] The next day, in a doubleheader, he went 2-for-5 with a three-run double in the first game, and in the second game went 6-for-6 with 4 home runs, a triple, and a double.[8]

On June 2, 2010, Harper was ejected from a National Junior College World Series game by home plate umpire Don Gilmore after a called third strike. Harper drew a line in the dirt with his bat as he left the plate, presumably to show where he thought the pitch was. It was Harper's second ejection of the year, and resulted in a two-game suspension.[9] The suspension ended his amateur career, as Southern Nevada lost the game from which Harper was ejected and lost their next game with Harper suspended, which eliminated them from the tournament.[10]

Harper won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award.[11]
[edit] Professional career

Harper was selected with the first overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals,[12] becoming the Nationals second straight number 1 overall pick of the Major League Baseball Draft, following Stephen Strasburg.[13] Although Harper has predominantly played catcher, the Nationals drafted him as an outfielder. Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo explained that Harper playing the outfield will "accelerate his development in the minor leagues and extend his career in the major leagues".[12]

Harper agreed to a 5 year contract worth $9.9 million.[14] On August 26, 2010, Harper was introduced by the Nationals. Harper said he chose to wear #34 because "I always loved Mickey Mantle, three and four equals seven."[15]

After batting .319 with a .407 OBP (and leading his team in hits, homers, RBIs and walks) in the Nationals' fall instructional league, Harper was selected to participate in the Arizona Fall League as a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions taxi-squad,[16] the second-youngest player in the history of the league (two days older than when Mets' prospect Fernando Martinez appeared in the league in 2006)[17]
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Bob Kelly "Bobby" Abreu (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈβɾeu], English: /əˈbreɪ.uː/; born March 11, 1974, in Turmero, Venezuela), nicknamed "El Comedulce" and also "La Luche", is a Major League Baseball left fielder for the Los Angeles Angels. Abreu is a two-time All-Star, and has won a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award. He has led the league in games (twice), doubles, and triples. Through 2008, he was tenth among active ballplayers in on-base percentage , and seventh in stolen bases

* 1 Career
o 1.1 Early career
o 1.2 Philadelphia Phillies
+ 1.2.1 1998-2003 seasons
+ 1.2.2 2004 season
+ 1.2.3 2005 season
o 1.3 New York Yankees
+ 1.3.1 2006 season
+ 1.3.2 2007 and 2008 seasons
o 1.4 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
+ 1.4.1 2009 season
+ 1.4.2 2010 Season
* 2 Batting Style
* 3 Awards
* 4 In the community
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links

[edit] Career
[edit] Early career

Abreu played with the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan winter baseball league . He batted .283 and began to show gap power with 21 doubles and a league-record 17 triples. He also reached double figures in outfield assists for the third year in a row. After the campaign, he had rotator cuff surgery done on his right shoulder, which had periodically given him problems.

Abreu started his Major League career with the Houston Astros. He played only 74 games over two seasons. Left unprotected in the 1997 MLB Expansion Draft when Houston Astros decided to keep fellow Venezuelan outfielder Richard Hidalgo, Abreu was selected by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays, but hours later he was traded to the Phillies for shortstop Kevin Stocker.[1]

Despite the fact that both the Astros and Devil Rays deemed him expendable, Abreu firmly established himself as one of the most promising young hitters and strong-armed right fielders in the game.
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Alexander Emmanuel "Alex" Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975) is an American Major League Baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees. He previously played shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers.

Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time.[1][2][3] He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth's record by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any player in history. On September 24th, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing Sammy Sosa's mark of 609 HRs, and became the all-time leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent.[4]

In December 2007, Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a 10-year, $275 million contract. This contract was the richest contract in baseball history (breaking his previous record of $252 million).[5]

In February 2009, after previously denying use of performance-enhancing drugs, including during a 2007 interview with Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids, saying he used them from 2001 to 2003 when playing for the Texas Rangers due to what he called "an enormous amount of pressure" to perform.[6][7]

* 1 Early life
o 1.1 Background
o 1.2 High school
o 1.3 University of Miami
* 2 Professional career
o 2.1 Seattle Mariners
+ 2.1.1 1996: First full season and breakout year
+ 2.1.2 1997–99 season
+ 2.1.3 2000: Final season in Seattle
o 2.2 Texas Rangers
+ 2.2.1 2001–02: Record-breaking seasons
+ 2.2.2 2003: American League Most Valuable Player
o 2.3 New York Yankees
+ 2.3.1 2004: First season with Yankees
+ 2.3.2 2005: American League Most Valuable Player
+ 2.3.3 2006 season
+ 2.3.4 2007: American League Most Valuable Player
+ 2.3.5 Opt-out controversy
+ 2.3.6 2008 season
+ 2.3.7 2009 season
+ 2.3.8 2010 season
* 3 Criticism
* 4 Steroid use
* 5 Personal life
o 5.1 Marketing
* 6 Awards and honors
* 7 Achievements
* 8 Records
* 9 See also
* 10 Notes and references
* 11 External links

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tiger wood top golfer

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Fomerly the World No. 1, he is the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, having earned an estimated $90.5 million from winnings and endorsements in 2010.

Woods has won 14 professional major golf championships, the second highest of any male player (Jack Nicklaus leads with 18), and 71 PGA Tour events, third all time.[8] He has more career major wins and career PGA Tour wins than any other active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve the career Grand Slam, and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments on tour. Additionally, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. Woods has won 16 World Golf Championships, and has won at least one of those events each of the 11 years they have been in existence.

Woods has held the number one position in the world rankings for the most consecutive weeks and for the greatest total number of weeks. He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record ten times,[9] the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times, and has the record of leading the money list in nine different seasons.

On December 11, 2009, Woods announced he would take an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted infidelity. His multiple infidelities were revealed by over a dozen women, through many worldwide media sources.[10][11] Woods returned to competition for the 2010 Masters on April 8, 2010,[12] after a break lasting 20 weeks.

In July 2010, Forbes announced Tiger Woods as the richest sportsman in the world, earning a reported $105m according to them and $90.5m according to Sports Illustrated.[13]

On the 31st October 2010, Woods lost the world number 1 ranking to Lee Westwood.[14]

* 1 Background and family
* 2 Early life and amateur golf career
* 3 College golfing career
* 4 Professional career
o 4.1 1996–98: early years and first major win
o 4.2 1999–2002: slams
o 4.3 2003–04: Swing adjustments
o 4.4 2005–07: resurgence
o 4.5 Death of father
o 4.6 Returns to top form
o 4.7 2008: injury-shortened season
o 4.8 2009: returning to the PGA Tour
o 4.9 2010
* 5 Playing style
* 6 Equipment
* 7 Other ventures and aspects
o 7.1 Charity and youth projects
o 7.2 Writings
o 7.3 Golf course design
o 7.4 Endorsements
o 7.5 Honors
o 7.6 Politics
o 7.7 Cut streak
o 7.8 Tiger-proofing
o 7.9 Ryder Cup performance
* 8 Career achievements
o 8.1 Major championships
+ 8.1.1 Wins (14)
+ 8.1.2 Results timeline
o 8.2 World Golf Championships
+ 8.2.1 Wins (16)
+ 8.2.2 Results timeline
o 8.3 PGA Tour career summary
* 9 Personal life
o 9.1 Marriage
o 9.2 Marital infidelity and career break
o 9.3 Other
* 10 See also
* 11 References
* 12 Further reading
* 13 External links

Background and family

Woods was born in Cypress, California, to Earl (1932–2006) and Kultida (Tida) Woods (born 1944). He is the only child of their marriage but has two half-brothers, Earl Jr. (born 1955) and Kevin (born 1957), and one half-sister, Royce (born 1958) from the 18-year marriage of Earl Woods and his first wife, Barbara Woods Gray. Earl, a retired lieutenant colonel and Vietnam War veteran, was of mixed African American, Chinese, and Native American ancestry. Kultida (née Punsawad), originally from Thailand, is of mixed Thai, Chinese, and Dutch ancestry. This makes Woods himself half Asian (one-quarter Chinese and one-quarter Thai), one-quarter African American, one-eighth Native American, and one-eighth Dutch.[15] He refers to his ethnic make-up as “Cablinasian” (a syllabic abbreviation he coined from Caucasian, Black, (American) Indian, and Asian).[16]

From childhood he was raised as a Buddhist and actively practised this faith from childhood until well into his adult career.[17] He has attributed his deviations and infidelity to his losing track of Buddhism. He said that "Buddhism teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught."[18]

At birth, Woods was given 'Eldrick' and 'Tont' as first and middle names. His middle name, Tont (Thai: ต้น), is a traditional Thai name.[19] He got his nickname from a Vietnamese soldier friend of his father, Vuong Dang Phong,[20] to whom his father had also given the Tiger nickname. He became generally known by that name and by the time he had achieved national prominence in junior and amateur golf, he was simply known as 'Tiger' Woods.
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George Herman Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935. Ruth originally broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox as a starting pitcher, but after he was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919, he converted to a full-time right fielder and subsequently became one of the league's most prolific hitters. Ruth was a mainstay in the Yankees' lineup that won seven pennants and four World Series titles during his tenure with the team. After a short stint with the Boston Braves in 1935, Ruth retired. In 1936, Ruth became one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ruth has since become regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture.[1] He has been named the greatest baseball player in history in various surveys and rankings, and his home run hitting prowess and charismatic personality made him a larger than life figure in the "Roaring Twenties".[2] Off the field he was famous for his charity, but also was noted for his often reckless lifestyle. Ruth is credited with changing baseball itself. The popularity of the game exploded in the 1920s, largely due to his influence. Ruth ushered in the "live-ball era", as his big swing led to escalating home run totals that not only excited fans, but helped baseball evolve from a low-scoring, speed-dominated game to a high-scoring power game.
In 1998, The Sporting News ranked Ruth number one on the list of "Baseball's 100 Greatest Players". In 1999, baseball fans named Ruth to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.[2] In 1969, he was named baseball's Greatest Player Ever in a ballot commemorating the 100th anniversary of professional baseball. In 1993, the Associated Press reported that Muhammad Ali was tied with Babe Ruth as the most recognized athletes, out of over 800 dead or alive athletes, in America. The study, conducted by Nye Lavalle's Sports Marketing Group, found that over 97% of Americans, over 12 years of age, identified both Ali and Ruth.[3] According to ESPN, he was the first true American sports celebrity superstar whose fame transcended baseball.[4] In a 1999 ESPN poll, he was ranked as the third-greatest US athlete of the century, behind Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali.[2]

Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), setting the season record which stood until broken by Roger Maris in 1961. Ruth's lifetime total of 714 home runs at his retirement in 1935 was a record, until first surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974. Unlike many power hitters, Ruth also hit for average: his .342 lifetime batting is tenth highest in baseball history, and in one season (1923) he hit .393, a Yankee record.[5] His .690 career slugging percentage and 1.164 career on-base plus slugging (OPS) remain the Major League records.[2] Ruth dominated in the era in which he played. He led the league in home runs during a season twelve times, slugging percentage and OPS thirteen times each, runs scored eight times, and runs batted in (RBIs) six times. Each of those totals represents a modern record (as well as the all-time record, except for RBIs).[6]

* 1 Early years
o 1.1 Baltimore Orioles
* 2 Major League career
o 2.1 Red Sox Years
o 2.2 Emergence as a Hitter
o 2.3 Sold to New York
o 2.4 The Yankee Years
+ 2.4.1 1920–1925
+ 2.4.2 1926–1928
+ 2.4.3 Decline and end with Yankees
o 2.5 Sold to the Braves
* 3 Personal life
o 3.1 Radio and films
o 3.2 Retirement and post-playing days
o 3.3 Baby Ruth candy bar controversy
o 3.4 Illness
o 3.5 Death
* 4 Legacy
* 5 Career batting statistics
o 5.1 All-time ranks
* 6 Career pitching statistics
* 7 See also
* 8 References and notes
* 9 External links
o 9.1 Images

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