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Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury
MLB Player information
NameJacoby Ellsbury
PositionCenter fielder
MLB debutJune 30, 2007 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average.297
Home runs44
Runs batted in215
Stolen base172
*Boston Red Sox (2007 present)
*All-Star (2011) * World Series Champion (2007) * 2007 American League Rookie of the Month September * 2008 American League stolen base leader * 2009 All time Red Sox single season stolen bases record * 2009 MLB Stolen Base Leader * 2011 AL Player of the Week (May 5-11) *30-30 club

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Jacoby McCabe Ellsbury (first name ); born September 11, 1983) is an American professional baseball center fielder with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

Ellsbury attended Madras High School, where he was a 4-year letterman in football and baseball, and played varsity basketball his sophomore through senior years. Ellsbury's career batting average of .567 and being caught stealing only once are Oregon High School State Records. He also holds the Oregon record for stolen bases in a game, with 7. Ellsbury was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 23rd round of the 2002 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He was then drafted 23rd overall by Boston in 2005, after three years at Oregon State University. Ellsbury is the only Red Sox player in history to join the 30-30 club, a feat he accomplished on September 25, 2011, against the Yankees.

Ellsbury is officially enrolled as a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and is the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major Leagues. As of 2008, he was one of only three active non-Hispanic Native American players in Major League Baseball, along with Kyle Lohse of the St. Louis Cardinals and Joba Chamberlain of the New York Yankees. Ellsbury is English and German on his paternal side.

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