Shane Victorino Speaker Profile
Outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Shane Victorino Biography
Victorino earned the nicknames "The Flyin' Hawaiian" and "The Pineapple Express" with his island heritage and great speed.
In the 2008 NLDS Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers, Victorino hit a grand slam (his first ever in the major leagues, and the Phillies first post-season grand slam) off of CC Sabathia in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Victorino also became the first person in post-season history to have a home run, a double, and two steals in a single game.
Victorino's success carried over into the 2008 NLCS, as he continued to make crucial hits and defensive plays for the Phillies. In Game 2 he was 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs. After the game, Victorino was informed that his grandmother had died. Game 3 saw Victorino in the midst of controversy. After being brushed back by Hiroki Kuroda, Victorino began to gesture towards the non-English-speaking pitcher that it was alright that he throw inside, just as long as he didn't do so at his head. After grounding out to second, he continued to gesture at Kuroda and benches from both teams cleared. Victorino quickly became the villain for Dodger fans and was booed each time he came up to bat. After the game, Victorino was fined $2,500 by the league for his part in the incident. Victorino was quick to silence the crowd during Game 4 when he hit a game-tying two run home run. In their first trip to the fall classic since 1993, the Phillies went on to win the World Series by defeating the ++Tampa Bay Rays++.
Victorino became a starting player when he replaced Bobby Abreu, 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 the San Francisco Giants, in center field.
On June 3, 2007 the Phillies celebrated "Shane Victorino Day" with Victorino hula figurines, and flew his father in from Maui for the game. Victorino ended the day's game with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Giants.
In 2008, Victorino received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. In 2010, he received the Tug McGraw "Good Guy Award" from the Philadelphia chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
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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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