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Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira
Teixeira in 2011
MLB Player information
NameMark Teixeira
PositionFirst baseman
BatsSwitch
ThrowsRight
MLB debutApril 1, 2003 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Batting average.281
Home runs314
Runs batted in1017
Hits1467
Runs872
On-base percentage.373
Teams
*Texas Rangers (2003 2007) *Atlanta Braves (2007 2008) *Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008) *New York Yankees (2009 present)
*2× All-Star selection (2005, 2009) *4× Gold Glove Award winner (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010) *3× Silver Slugger Award winner (2004, 2005, 2009) *World Series champion (2009) *Hit for The Cycle

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Mark Charles Teixeira ( ; born April 11, 1980, in Annapolis, Maryland), nicknamed "Tex" is an American Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees. Mostly a first baseman, he has also played third base and in the outfield. He played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year.

Teixeira was drafted in 2001 by the Texas Rangers, and made his MLB debut for them in 2003. In mid-2007 he was traded to the Atlanta Braves, and traded again in mid-2008 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In December 2008, he agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees. Teixeira has won four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards. Teixeira also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 12.


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