Juan Gonzalez Speaker Profile
Juan Gonzalez Biography
Juan Gonzlez was born October 20, 1969 in Vega Baja, PuertoRico, nicknamed Juan Gone, Juando, andIgor, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. Gonzlezbats and throws right-handed. He was one of the premier run producers of the1990s, averaging 117 runs batted in per season between 1991 and 1999. He wonthe AL MVP award in 1996 and 1998.
In 1996, Gonzlez had one of his best seasons hitting .314with a .643 slugging percentage. He edged Alex Rodrguez by one first-place vote(11-10) and 3 award points (290-287) in a very close vote to win the AmericanLeague MVP. He won his third Silver Slugger as an outfielder and was second inthe AL in slugging (87 points behind McGwire). Was selected to the AssociatedPress Major League All-Star Team and The Sporting News A.L. All-Star squad atseason's end. Gonzlez was also named the Puerto Rico Pro Athlete of the Yearby Associated Press and the DFW Metroplex Pro Athlete of the Year by the DallasAll Sports Association. He received the honorable selection of American LeaguePlayer of the Month in July, leading the majors in batting (.407), homers (15),rbi (38), slugging (.917) and total bases (99). Gonzlez was also the A.L.Player of the Week for July 29-Aug. 4. Gonzlez had a pair of 21-game hittingstreaks, June 25-July 19 and August 831, matching the 3rd longest hittingstreaks in team history with Mickey Rivers (1980) being the only other Rangerwith 2 20-game hitting streaks in the same season. On July 30, Gonzlez went5-5 vs. New York, a career best and tied the club record for hits in a game.Gonzlez was also chosen as a member of the Major League Baseball All-Star Teamthat traveled to Japan for 8-game exhibition series in November, batting .500(10-20) with one homer and 3 rbi in 7 games. That year, the Texas Rangers madethe playoffs, and in the 1996 American League Division Series, Gonzlez homeredfive times in four games and batted .438/.526/1.375 with 9 RBI. Texas ended uplosing in four games to the New York Yankees. Gonzlez tied Jeffrey Leonard's1987 NLCS record by homering in four straight post-season games and joinedReggie Jackson and Ken Griffey, Jr. as the only players to hit five home runsin a single post-season series. Including the playoffs, Gonzalez amassed somerather ridiculous numbers for the season.
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