Curtis Granderson Speaker Profile
Curtis Granderson Biography
Curtis Granderson, starting centerfielder for the New York Mets was born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois. Granderson grew up in Lynwood, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago and began his baseball career in the town's Little League. Granderson is the league's most dangerous triple threat.
Having been drafted by the Tigers in the third round of the 2002 draft, Granderson started his minor league career with the Oneonta Tigers where he hit an impressive .344 in 52 games. The following season he again posted solid numbers, this time with the Erie Seawolves, hit his best minor league season, hitting .303 with 21 home runs and 93 RBI. In addition, he was named to the Eastern League's post-season all-star squad and made Baseball America's Double A all-star team, earning him a late season call-up to the Tigers where he made his major league debut on September 13 against the Minnesota Twins.
Granderson became the Tigers' starting center fielder for the 2006 season after beating out then teammate Nook Logan for the position during spring training. From the start of his major league career in 2004, Granderson had the longest errorless streak by a position player to start his career since Dave Roberts went 205 games from 1999-2003. He ended up hitting 2 home runs during the playoffs.
Granderson is considered one of the nicest players in the Major Leagues. On Easter Sunday 2007 Granderson pulled out a bag filled with over 100 autographed Easter eggs filled with candy and passed them out to young fans in Kansas City.
Curtis Granderson has become one of the premier triples hitters in all of baseball. During the 2007 season, he accumulated 23 triples, which led all of baseball. The American League and Detroit Tigers record is 26 triples, a feat achieved by the all-time triples king, Sam Crawford, in 1914. Granderson is the first player since 1949 to manage at least 23 in a single season. It is also worth noting that only 10 of his triples were at home despite the fact Comerica Park has seen more triples since it opened in 2000 than any other ballpark in baseball. Granderson's 23 triples were as much or more than six entire teams managed in 2007 - the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels and Cincinnati Reds all had no more than 23 total triples.
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Posted on 28 December 2015 | 3:14 pm
New York Mets Curtis Granderson held a Youth Baseball camp for about 200 kids on November 21 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. It was a great turnout and all of the kids who attended go to take a picture with Granderson and went home with a t-shirt as a souvenir. The baseball player had an Read More
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