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Alex Gonzalez (shortstop, born 1973)

MLB Player information
NameAlex Gonzalez
PositionShortstop
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutApril 4, 1994 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearanceMay 20, 2006 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average.243
Home runs137
Runs batted in536
Teams
* Toronto Blue Jays (1994 2001) * Chicago Cubs (2002 2004) * Montréal Expos (2004) * San Diego Padres (2004) * Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2005) * Philadelphia Phillies (2006)

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Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball infielder, who spent the majority of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays. Gonzalez established a career-high with 20 home runs for the Chicago Cubs in 2003 and hit 20 or more doubles eight times, although his batting average (career .243 hitter) and on-base percentage (.302) were always low. Gonzalez is best known for allowing a would-be inning ending double play ball to go off his glove in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, allowing the Marlins to win the game and ultimately claim the series over the Cubs. At Killian High School in Miami, Florida, Gonzalez was an All-State pick in baseball as a senior. He was drafted straight out of high school in the 14th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft by the Blue Jays. He is Cuban American and was also nicknamed "Gonzo" in order to tell the difference between him and the other Alex Gonzalez, who signed with the Blue Jays on November 26, 2009.


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