Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American former Major League Baseball #outfielder who played with eight teams from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a #sportsagent.
#GarySheffield#Outfielder /#Third baseman
Born: #November8, 1968 (age 49)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
September 15, 1988, for the #MilwaukeeBrewers
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 2009, for the New York #Mets
Batting average .292
Home runs 509
Runs batted in 1,676
Milwaukee Brewers (1988–1991) San Diego Padres (1992–1993) Florida Marlins (1993–1998) Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2001) Atlanta Braves (2002–2003) New York Yankees (2004–2006) Detroit Tigers (2007–2008) New York Mets (2009)
Career highlights and awards
9× #AllStar (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998–2000, 2003–2005) #WorldSerieschampion (1997) 5× #SilverSlugger Award (1992, 1996, 2003–2005) NL batting champion (1992)
For most of his career, Sheffield played #rightfield, though he has also played left field, third base, #shortstop, and a handful of games at first base. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers, #SanDiegoPadres, #FloridaMarlins, Los Angeles #Dodgers, Atlanta #Braves, New York #Yankees, Detroit #Tigers, and the New York Mets. Sheffield was a first-round pick of the Brewers, who selected him sixth overall in the 1986 amateur draft after a #standout prep career at #HillsboroughHighSchool in Tampa, Florida. He bats and throws right-handed.
Sheffield hit his 500th home run on April 17, 2009. As of his last game, Sheffield ranked second among all active players in walks (1,475), third in runs (1,636), fourth in RBIs (1,676), fifth in hits (2,689) and home runs (509), and sixth in hit by pitches (135). Sheffield's batting swing was an exemplary mix of savage speed and pinpoint control.