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#11      GARY SHEFFEILD            RF
 
 
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QUICK FACTS:


Full Name: Gary Antonian Sheffield
Nickname(s): Sheff
Birthplace: Tampa, FL
Birthdate: 11/18/1968
Height: 6’
Weight: 215
B/T: R/R

2005 STATS:


G: 154                                        AB: 584                               R: 104
H: 170                                        HR: 34                                 RBI: 123
OBP: .379                                  SLG: .512                            AVG .291 
 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:


  • 9 time All-Star (’92-’93,’96, ’98-’00, ’03-’05)
  • 2nd in AL MVP voting in 2004
  • 4 Silver Slugger (“05-’03, ’96)
  • AL Player of the Week (7/14-17/2005, 5/31-6/6/2004)
  • NL Player of the Week (6/12-18/2003)

BIOGRAPHY

 

Was the recipient of the 2004 Thurman Munson Award which recognizes excellence on the field and philanthropic efforts off the field...received the award at the 25th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner on 2/1/05 to benefit the Association for the help of Retarded Children...aslo received the 2003 Outstanding Professional Award presented by the Tampa Sports Club to the pro athlete who has most distinguished himself/ herself in a particular sport while being a local resident or playing one year locally as an amateur...wife DeLeon is a gospel recording artist and sang the national anthem at Yankee Stadium prior to Game One of the 2004 American League Division Series vs. Minnesota on 10/5/04 and again before Game Seven of the American League Championship Series vs. Boston on 10/20/04...DeLeon also sang the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on 7/28/99 financial supporter of Reviving Baseball in Innercities (R.B.I.) program...founded the Gary Sheffield Foundation in 1997, which provides children with an environment for personal, professional and spiritual growth...is the nephew of Dwight Gooden...graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, FL...earned All-State honors in baseball during his senior year and was selected the top high school player in the nation by Gatorade...hit .500, averaged one home run every 4 at-bats and did not strike out once in 62 atbats during his senior season...also posted a 6-3 record with a 1.31 ERA as a pitcher...led his Belmont Heights team to the 1980 Little League World Series...originally signed by Dan Duquette and Jim Gabella.

 

2005 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Hit .291 (170-for-584) with 34 HR and 123 RBIs in 154 games with the Yankees (130 starts in RF and 23 starts at designated hitter). ... Led the American League with a .359 average versus left-handed pitching, was tied for second with two grand slams, ranked third with a .364 average with runners in scoring position, fifth with 123 RBIs, and eighth with 34 HR and 78 walks. ... Has 449 career home runs, tied with Jeff Bagwell for 28th place on Baseball's all-time list. ... Drove in 100 runs for the third straight season and eighth time in his career. ... Was selected to the 2005 American-League All-Star Team, the ninth All-Star selection of his career and second for the American League (1992-'93, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003-'05). ... Hit two three-run home runs with 7 RBIs in 6/21 win vs. Tampa Bay. Was his first multi-home run game of the season and 30th of his career. The 7 RBIs tied a career high (now done twice, last on 9/18/95 w/ Florida at Philadelphia). ... Homered in three straight games-from 7/9-14 for the first time as a Yankee and for the first time since 6/4-7/03 with Atlanta.

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