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Miguel Tejada

Miguel Tejada
MLB Player information
NameMiguel Tejada
PositionThird Baseman/Shortstop/Second Baseman
Place of birthBani, Dominican Republic
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutAugust 27, 1997 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average.285
Hits2362
Home runs304
Runs batted in1282
Teams
* Oakland Athletics (1997 2003) * Baltimore Orioles (2004 2007) * Houston Astros (2008 2009) * Baltimore Orioles (2010) * San Diego Padres (2010) * San Francisco Giants (2011)
* 6× All-Star selection (2002, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2009) * 2× Silver Slugger Award winner (2004, 2005) * 2002 AL MVP * 2005 MLB All-Star Game MVP * 2004 Home Run Derby winner

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Miguel Odalis Tejada (born on May 25, 1974, in Baní, Dominican Republic) was a Major League Baseball infielder who has played for the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres, the Houston Astros, the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics. He began his first six seasons of his career with the A's, where he began his streak of 1,152 consecutive games, that ended with the Orioles on June 22, 2007. In 2002, he was awarded the AL MVP award, and he was the MVP of the 2005 All-Star Game. He was released by the Giants in September 2011.

His nickname is "La Gua Gua" which means "the bus" in certain Spanish dialects, as Tejada was known for his ability to drive in runs. On February 11, 2009, he pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to Congress in his testimony on whether or not Rafael Palmeiro lied about his steroid use.


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