Shane Victorino Speaker Profile
Outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Shane Victorino Biography
Shane Victorino was born November 30, 1980 in Wailuku,Hawaii and is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for thePhiladelphia Phillies. He is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed.
Victorino earned the nicknames "The Flyin' Hawaiian" and "ThePineapple Express" with his island heritage and great speed.
In the 2008 NLDS Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Victorino hit a grandslam (his first ever in the major leagues, and the Phillies first post-seasongrand slam) off of CC Sabathia inthe bottom of the 2nd inning. Victorino also became the first person inpost-season history to have a home run, a double, and two steals in a singlegame.
Victorino's success carried over into the 2008 NLCS, as hecontinued to make crucial hits and defensive plays for the Phillies. In Game 2he was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs. After the game, Victorino was informed that hisgrandmother had died. Game 3 saw Victorino in the midst of controversy. Afterbeing brushed back by Hiroki Kuroda, Victorino began to gesture towards thenon-English-speaking pitcher that it was alright that he throw inside, just aslong as he didn't do so at his head. After grounding out to second, hecontinued to gesture at Kuroda and benches from both teams cleared. Victorinoquickly became the villain for Dodger fans and was booed each time he came upto bat. After the game, Victorino was fined $2,500 by the league for his partin the incident. Victorino was quick to silence the crowd during Game 4 when hehit a game-tying two run home run. In their first trip to the fall classicsince 1993, the Phillies went on to win the World Series by defeating the TampaBay Rays.
Victorino became a starting player when he replaced BobbyAbreu, who was traded to the New York Yankees midway through the 2006 season,in right field. He then replaced Aaron Rowand who left by free agency to theSan Francisco Giants, in center field.
On June 3, 2007 the Phillies celebrated "ShaneVictorino Day" with Victorino hula figurines, and flew his father in fromMaui for the game. Victorino ended the day's game with a walk-off home run inthe bottom of the ninth against the Giants.
In 2008, Victorino received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. In 2010, he receivedthe Tug McGraw "Good Guy Award" from the Philadelphia chapter of theBaseball Writers Association of America.
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:35 pm
The Flyin' Hawaiian, Shane Victorino, signed autographs and met with fans at the 2014 Fanatics Authentic Philadelphia Sports Spectacular in Oaks, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 19. During his appearance Victorino signed cards, photos, baseballs, OS photos and hats, bats and jerseys for a variety of prices. He also added inscriptions and posed for photos. Victorino is beloved in...[Read More]
Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:35 pm
Hawaii native Shane Victorino is in Maui for their annual foundation's celebrity dinner and golf tournament. This event, the Passman Shane Victorino Foundation Celebrity Dinner & Golf Classic, is part of the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Gold Glove center fielder’s commitment and dedication to giving back to communities and providing opportunities to underserved youth, set for...[Read More]
Posted on 13 February 2014 | 7:46 pm
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino came together with local business owners and professionals in the Las Vegas area last week to give them insight into how he has been successful in the business world. During a speech at a Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School breakfast Victorino spoke to Business Advisory Council members about how success in business comes with some...[Read More]
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