Luis Gonzalez Speaker Profile
Luis Gonzalez Biography
Luis Gonzalez was born September 3, 1967 in Tampa, Florida,nicknamed Gonzo and is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder.A Cuban-American, Gonzalez spent his best years with the Arizona Diamondbacksand was one of the most popular players in that organization's history. He is anative of Tampa, Florida, but he and his family (which includes wife Christineand triplets Megan, Jacob and Alyssa) are residents of Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was also selected to All-Star Teams in 2002 and 2003.During the 2002 season, Gonzalez received publicity as a piece of gum chewed byGonzalez during a spring training game was sold for $10,000 on April 15, 2002.The buyer was Curt Mueller, owner of Mueller Sports Medicine Inc., manufacturerof the gum, Quench.
On May 22, 2004, Gonzalez got his 2,000th career hit in agame against the Florida Marlins. In 2005, he was selected to his fifthAll-Star Team. On April 18, 2006, he got his 500th career double, becoming the20th player in Major League history to hit 500 doubles and 300 home runs. OnMay 13, 2006, he passed Babe Ruth for 38th place all-time for the mostdoubles hit in league history.
Gonzalez announced his retirement on August 29, 2009 andjoined the Diamondbacks front office as a special assistant to the president.In 2010, the Diamondbacks further announced that Gonzalez would be the firstDiamondbacks player to have his number retired, with his #20 retired on August 7.
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